You’ve probably passed over this item in the new A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog and not even noticed that on Page 14 we now carry Peerless Transparent Metallic Watercolors. Stop everything! These are NOT to be missed or overlooked…what is there not to love about transparent — metallic — watercolors and wrapped up in 3 lovely colors. Two ounces? It’s a surprisingly big bottle and I can tell it will go a long ways. Let me show you what we did at my Hostess Club yesterday — and don’t miss tomorrow because that will feature the Silver paint and a whole different look!
Click to enlarge – the variations are spectacular!
To achieve this pile of leaves was easy enough and each time the color variations were unique. I started with an acrylic block and some amuse studio Bristol watercolor paper cut to size. On the block I laid down three drops of Bronze Peerless Transparent Metallic Watercolor – like the three points of a triangle. Then I added two good drops each of Cherry, Papaya and Wasabi Splash randomly around those 3 dots. The Bronze paint and Splash are all from A Muse Studio. I used the end of a paint brush to zig-zag through the Bronze paint and then really, really, really spritzed the block with water so that everything began to lift up and mixed around. I laid one sheet of Bristol watercolor paper (cut to the size of the block) and pressed down. I then made a second impression since there was so much paint leftover on the block. NOTE: You may have to respritz the block with water – play that by ear…or, you may want to spray your paper a bit. There really is no wrong way. For some prints I just mopped up the excess from different edges of the block or from the spill over onto the craft mat. Oh, that’s an important tip! Use a craft mat! I wasn’t that thrilled with my two prints so I stuck them together, face to face, and let them rest about 5-10 minutes.
Once dried, I just stamped my leaves using Thankful for You from A Muse Studio in Rich Cocoa memento ink. I fussy cut the leaves and then layered them onto some Fern amuse studio cardstock. To get the details on my edges, I merely scored 1/4″ around the sides and then sanded the scored lines. A Muse Studio’s cardstock is white on one side so sanding reveals that feature. For some extra detail I splashed on some Wasabi Splash and some of the Bronze Peerless paint that I had watered down (next time I will leave that off and just stick with the Wasabi). The sentiment is from the A Muse Studio set: Just Because.
It’s hard to see in the picture but the smaller leaf I had clear embossed…just to let my club members see what else you could do with these leaves. In all honesty though, just the cut out leaf is glorious by itself. That is some vanilla amuse studio twine that I used to tie them off.
I’m thankful for a few moments extra today to be able to play in some challenges!
- The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge – friendship
- Addicted to Stamps and More – anything goes
- Fresh Brewed Designs – fall colors
- Word Art Wednesday – anything goes/uplifting