Sunday, July 27, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #173: No Outline Watercolor

This month's Make-It-Monday challenge is hosted by the talented Heather Nichols.  She has shown us a special technique for using our stamps to make us all look like watercoloring experts.  If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find all the info here.

For this challenge, I was able to make two 3x4 panels to use in my pocket scrapbooking projects.

The first panel uses the largest jar from the PTI Friendship Jar series.  I stamped the jar outline in a light aqua color and then carefully applied water to the entire inside.  Once the area was good and saturated, I used a small brush to apply a rainbow of Distress Ink colors: Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, and Dusty Concord.  Once the panel had completely dried, I went back and stamped tiny stars in the same colors.  And when my order of printable transparencies arrive, I'll overlay a neat sentiment Danielle posted in the forum, "Magic is something you make."  While I love to make cards, I'm happy to be keeping this creation in my scrapbook!  :) 

The second panel is made using the sentiments from the PTI Wet Paint series.  The same Distress Ink colors were used on the "smile" portion of the sentiment.  The second part of the sentiment was stamped with Smokey Shadow ink.

I tried a new-to-me watercolor paper for these projects - Artistico Fabriano Hot Press 140lb (a purchase inspired by Betsy's Beautiful Brushstrokes kit).  I have to say that I regret stocking up on the cheaper stuff I bought at Michaels when it was on sale.  This Fabriano Hot Press paper is SO much better, that I don't think I'll ever go back!  I guess the kids have a new supply of watercolor paper to play with.  *wink*

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!


  1. These are so cool! I may give it a go and see if I get the same awesome results!

  2. So cute! Love me a good rainbow!