Hello there! Happy Friday to you. I hope you’ve got a nice relaxing weekend scheduled. Me? I’m on a crochet deadline. Ahem.
This month we are celebrating our continued love for Hero Arts with our “Anything Goes” challenge. Which means anything goes; watercolor, die cutting, stamping, ink blending, anything. As long as you use Hero Arts products, you can join us, and we hope you do. Just click on this challenge graphic to enter:
Here’s what I made. I have a pile of Hero Arts stencils that go largely ignored. Which annoys me. I like to use my products, I don’t like to just collect. So I grabbed a couple and made these.
This one is made with the Bold Floral Stencil, and was very easy to make.
- Tape the stencil down to your work surface, over a piece of watercolor paper and then smoosh your versamark ink pad over the entire area so that instead of applying color to the stencil openings, you are applying embossing ink.
- Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set that.
- Watercolor the negative space left over from the stencil.
- Stare at your card front in awe.
Here’s another example using the Long Leaves Stencil.
I hope you’ll try this, it’s quite easy, and you get to play with your stash of unused items. I know you have one of those, too.