Trying Arteza Watercolor Pads, Plus a Discount

Below you’ll find the instructions, products used and links to the 10% discount.

Arteza Link:                                                                                                                                      USA site: http://bit.ly/2PJ1Jt7
Europe site: http://bit.ly/2vCSZv6

6.5.5×8.5″ Watercolor Pads, 30 Sheets – Pack of three link: http://bit.ly/2PJ1b6j
Discount Code: CraftingForAlmostEveryone2 valid until the 10th of June
I cut the watercolor paper from the Arteza pad to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″..
I used Prima Floral stamps item 980313 at Scrapbook.com link:
https://tinyurl.com/y2qd9xwv
with Versafine Onyx Black Ink in my MISTI and used my Baren from DickBlick.com link: https://tinyurl.com/y5b645rn to make sure I got a good inked impression of my stamps. I used Sparkle n’ Sprinkle glitter embossing powder in Midnight Madness link: https://tinyurl.com/y7ytjt33
and heat set it. It’s difficult to determine if glittered embossing powder is heat set, as it doesn’t change from a powder to shiny look because of the glitter. I just try to make sure I’ve heated it enough so it’s set, but run my hand over it after it’s cooled down to make sure the powder doesn’t come off. If it comes off, it isn’t heat set, so heat it again.
I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi set of 36 watercolors link: https://tinyurl.com/y47qvewv
and first wet the whole background, then used a light blue to color my background. Then I used a variety of reds and oranges so the poppies have some dimension and then finally added red and yellow to the centers of the flowers.
I used a red card base that was cut to 5 x 7″ and put a white piece of cardstock inside the card with a sentiment for a wedding that I got from a stamp show and now don’t know what company I bought it from. Sorry…
Beside the sentiment, I stamped Peg Stamps, http://www.pegstamps.com from Rubber Stamp Tapestry from the Poppy Wreath and Poppies for Remembrance sets.
Links: https://pegstamps.com/poppy-wreath.html
and https://pegstamps.com/poppies-for-remembrance.html
I stamped them with real red ink from Stampin’ Up and then used a Black Sharpie to color the centers and a green marker to draw stems, then used a leaf stamp from the same stamp sets with Olive Green ink from Stampin’ Up.
I used a Hooray die and cut out two Hoorays out of the watercolor pad scraps from trimming down the paper for the card front. I used Versamark ink on the Hooray with more of the Midnight Madness embossing powder after gluing them together, and heat set it…I put it in the Onyx black ink and added more of the Midnight Madness powder and heat set it again.
I glued the card front to the red card base with foam tape I bought on Aliexpress, and then glued the Hooray to it with Tombow Mono Aqua glue and added some red enamel dots to the front of the card…
I stamped the back of the card with “I made this for you.”

The nice people at Arteza sent me the watercolor pads at no cost, but I do not make any money from any sales that result from my use of their products.  I’m really fortunate that Arteza allows me to try their products at no cost and am thrilled that they offer discounts to my viewers.

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