Craftie Cafe: Avery Elle Tea Time : Watercolouring with Distress Oxides

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Hi Everyone and welcome to today’s blog post for the Craftie Cafe Design Team. I will be focusing on the Avery Elle Tea Time stampset again which I have watercoloured with Distress Oxide Inks.

I left my colouring to be a more of a free hand watercolouring effect. I was not concentrating to stay within the lines nor was I  being precise. I let the inks do the work and blending themselves by using a saturated wet brush.

I have ink blended with a range of Distress Oxide Ink colours and an ink blending tool on Ranger watercolour cardstock.  When I personally work with Distress Oxide Ink colours and watercolour cardstock I feel that the watercolour cardstock saps up the inks so I usually add more layers than I would on normal cardstock.  Each panel has been blended then spritz with the Ranger Distress Sprayer and picked up with a cloth (you can use a paper towel also).

TIP: When watercolouring use a Archival type ink so the ink does not run when watercolouring in.

To watercolour Distress Oxide inks however is another matter, I find the pigment picks up really well so if you would like a more watercolour effect I personally use a saturated brush. Everyone find their own methods and tricks , each to their own when it comes to watercolouring. I am no expert by all means and I just love to play and have fun.

I have created 3 different cards using the coloured tea cups and distress oxide blended panels.

The sentiments can be interchangeable with other stampsets. For today I have used those that are part of this Avery Elle stampset but with Mother’s day just around the corner you can use Mother’s Day stampsets that suit tea cups.  My mother in law has the best fine china tea cup collection and I just love going over there as I am mesmerised by the design, details and feminine touch they all have.  This card set will be given to my mother in law as her Mother’s Day gift. I love how my mother in law has taught me so much about hand made gifts as she is a seamstress by trade and can make anything look fabulous.

Let me know which additional stampset you would use to make these more for Mother’s Day.

Check out my video on how these all came together.

Here are the 3 card creations.

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