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Feather Smooshing with New Liquid Watercolors

by Janette Kausen February 13, 2018 18 Comments

Good day to you and thank you for joining us here at Hero Arts! We are so happy to have you!

In just two more sleeps Hero Arts will be releasing new Liquid Watercolors. I've been itching to play with them so I gave them a whirl with the Paper Layering Feather die. 

To create this card, die cut a few feathers with Bristol (my choice) or other water tolerating paper. Drip a few drops of Strawberry, Pine and Deep ocean watercolors onto a craft sheet along with a couple of drops of water. "Smoosh" or press each feather into a color creating unique patterns. Smoosh again in another color, or layer on more of the same. I like to allow layers to dry between for watermark effects. There really is no wrong way to go about it.

As the watercolor dries it tends to settle into the veins of the feathers pronouncing them further. I love that detail!

The Fabulous Flourish in the background was distressed by inking with Silver Shadow Ink and dabbing a bit of color back off the stamp with a paper towel before stamping onto Snow Layering Paper.

The white heat embossing sentiment on charcoal Midnight Mixed Layering Paper, tulle, golden thread and a few sequins from the Champagne mix finish off the card.

Thank you for choosing to spend a few moments of your time with us today.

Until next time,

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18 Responses

Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove

March 04, 2018

Love this. What a simple, yet beautiful idea. I’m going to try this with alcohol inks and Yupo.

Melanie
Melanie

February 20, 2018

Your card is beautiful in it’s understated simplicity! I know it was several steps, but it looks so elegantly casual. Thank you for sharing! I now live those feather die cuts and will certainly be dabbing ink off of my flourish stamp! Lovely!

nancy F
nancy F

February 16, 2018

Love the card.

Phyllis Damon
Phyllis Damon

February 15, 2018

love the colors of the liquid watercolors! like the drop & spritz method the best for me. those border dies are beautiful

Cristina
Cristina

February 14, 2018

wow!!! lovely!
Cristina
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Amber
Amber

February 13, 2018

Soooooooo pretty❣️

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

February 13, 2018

These liquid watercolors look like a wonderful medium. Love your technique with the feathers. Beautiful project!

Pamela Haskin
Pamela Haskin

February 13, 2018

I LOVE your smooshing!!! I’m going to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing.

Billie A
Billie A

February 13, 2018

Beautiful card. The liquid water colors look like they’d be fun to play with.

lorraine turner
lorraine turner

February 13, 2018

Janette, I have never ‘Smooshed’ before and it seems to be the ‘in thing’ to do at the moment. I need to get ‘smooshing’ don’t I? I do, if I want the effect you got on these feathers for your design. So cool! :O)

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

February 13, 2018

This card looks so gorgeous, I love the watercolouring you did with the feathers. I will give that certainly a try. Thanks for that for that idea,

Shannon
Shannon

February 13, 2018

Stunning!

Elaine
Elaine

February 13, 2018

A new and very interesting technique. I must try it.

Lagene
Lagene

February 13, 2018

Beautiful card, I love the smooshed coloring!

Cathy Lenda
Cathy Lenda

February 13, 2018

Lovely card! Nice color combo..

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

February 13, 2018

Fun technique and beautiful results. Thanks for sharing this pretty card.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

February 13, 2018

Elegant card!!

Tracey Magner
Tracey Magner

February 13, 2018

OMG, That is so awesome, LOVE how it came out!! So cool. I am addicted to feathers lol.