I have a fun card to share with you today! I made it for the second round of this year's Paper Craft Magazine Gallery Idol contest. The theme was you color my world and here is what I came up with using the rainbow as my inspiration:
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers
Whisper White, Basic Black cardstock
Silhouette Cameo (to cut out letters)
I have never tried tie dying before- on fabric or paper- but I'm so glad I did! I love how it turned out! Here is a little tutorial on how I did it!
First, gather your supplies:
Next, scribble a rainbow bulls eye onto your watercolor paper:
Next, you are going to mist it with water but before you do, have your heat gun ready to dry your paper:
Go ahead and spray your watercolor paper- The more water you add, the more the colors will run... the trick is not to get it so wet that everything turns brown and yucky
When it looks like you want it, zap it with the heat gun to set the color. This will warp the paper but it uncurls once it is dry again!
Not too tricky, right? Hee! A trick I learned with this technique is to start with a larger sized watercolor paper panel then you will need for your final project. That way, if the colors all run to the edge and pool, you can still cut them off without losing the tie dye effect.
Now that you know how I did it, please head on over to the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol Contest page and vote for your favorite rainbow themed card! Every single card entered is so creative! I can't wait to see who ends up in the next round!
I had so much fun playing around with this card! I hope you try out tie dying soon!
Thanks for stopping by,