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Video: Watercolor with New Hero Hues Reactive Inks

by Emily Midgett May 27, 2019 21 Comments

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing a new video using the brand new Hero Hues Reactive Inks as watercolors! These water-soluble inks work beautifully for blending, but their reactive properties make them fantastic for watercoloring, as well! Here's the video, or you can go to YouTube to watch it in HD:

Here's a quick synopsis of the technique shown in the video: I began by heat embossing the lighthouse image from the new From the Vault Beach and Sea using Embossing ink and some silver embossing powder on watercolor paper. I also die cut the Beach Fancy Die from some  more watercolor paper. 

I then used Fog, Green Apple, Blue Hawaii, Pool Party, Blue Raspberry, and Fruit Punch Reactive Inks with water and a damp paintbrush to watercolor the images and create a sky. I took advantage of the reactive properties in the inks to blot out some of the blue sky to create clouds. 

I also added some Sand Embossing powder to the Beach die cut. I adhered the embossing powder to the die cut by dabbing some Crystal Clear m Lacquer on some of the die cut, then covering it with the embossing powder and heating it with the heat tool. I adhered the watercolored die cut panel to the card front with foam tape. 

 

Finally, I stamped and embossed a greeting from From the Vault Beach and Sea on some Pitch Black card stock, then added it to the card front. 

Well, that's all for me today! I hope you'll watch the video to see how easily these new Reactive Inks move with a paintbrush. It's so wonderful to find new uses for these fabulous products. I'm always in favor of finding ways to get more bang for your buck! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous week!





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21 Responses

Conniecrafter
Conniecrafter

June 18, 2019

Gorgeous water coloring of the die cut and the stamped image, like the sand embossing powder too, neat touch

Patt H.
Patt H.

May 31, 2019

Beautiful, Emily! Your blending is wonderful , especially the clouds in the sky! Awesome card!!

Josmary
Josmary

May 31, 2019

So pretty I have this die I’m going to recreate this 😍

Henriétte
Henriétte

May 31, 2019

Gorgeous Emily, the new inks realy blend awesome! Thank you so much for the great video and your gorgeous inspiration.

Debbie Walter
Debbie Walter

May 30, 2019

One more reason for me to get these inks! Beautiful card.

Michele W
Michele W

May 30, 2019

Great card! Like the video, too. I especially appreciated the tip about adding the clouds, as well as the one about adding embossing powder to the detailed areas on the beach.

Makami
Makami

May 30, 2019

Stunning! Love how these new inks look and how they move and blend on the watercolor paper. You have a keen eye for this, Emily. You created a beautiful card.

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

May 30, 2019

WOW the card is beautiful and you made it look so easy.

Carolyn Dunn
Carolyn Dunn

May 29, 2019

It is absolutely gorgeous ,

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

May 29, 2019

Love this card.
You make the water coloring look so easy.
Gives you the courage to try it.

Cynthia D Howard
Cynthia D Howard

May 29, 2019

I love watching your videos.

Tami Barnes
Tami Barnes

May 28, 2019

Beautiful! I love it!

Jean
Jean

May 28, 2019

Great nautical card and instructions! Thanks for the craft lesson!

Colette
Colette

May 28, 2019

Love the illusion!

Artconquers
Artconquers

May 27, 2019

Wow.. you have created a lovely scene with the reactive inks.. Thanks for the video tutorial..

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

May 27, 2019

I absolutely love nautical cards, this is no exception. Nice card, Emily!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

May 27, 2019

Ooh this is fantastic!! Love the scene and the watercoloring! :)

Lagene
Lagene

May 27, 2019

Fantastic creation, I love the scene, thanks for the video!

Helen
Helen

May 27, 2019

Fabulous card and very helpful video, Emily. Enjoyed watching you create this card, Must get that beach frame die cut! tfs

Annamarie
Annamarie

May 27, 2019

Beautiful card.

SHARI CZERWINSKI
SHARI CZERWINSKI

May 27, 2019

Really hoping to get some of these reactive inks soon! Thanks for the video!