Sunday, September 28, 2008

Watercolor Paper

Here are the results from a paper experiment and the finished project. After each photo is the details on how that look was achieved. Graphic  is Autumn Days by Laurie Furnell and can be purchased at

Graphic was given a drop shadow for a dimensional look and printed on gloss photo paper. Corner punch by Fisker was used on the corners. When printing on photo paper, make sure you use the photo gloss setting. Otherwise, too much ink is applied to the paper. 

I was very pleased with the color result using Draft Fast Print setting. Usually I don't like this setting because it is too light, but on watercolor paper the color was just right. Ribbon and paper sticker sunflower were added for dimension. Graphic was cut around with designer scissors and chalked with green and brown mixture. The green background was embossed with Cuttlebug.

After printing graphic on watercolor paper, I sprayed heavily with water and brushed to achieve a watercolor look. I dabbed the color out to the edges. To enhance the edges a little more, brown chalk was added.
Graphic was printed on watercolor paper with plain paper setting for the ink. Trimmed around the edges of the graphic leaving just a little white, because of the ribbon curl. To tone down the white brown chalk was brushed on the edges. DCWV The Old World Stack, purchased at JoAnn's, was used for the background paper and mounted on tan card.

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