Recently I was organizing my stencils and came across this stencil, Poinsettia Background from Honey Bee stamps, which I forgot I had.

I wanted to join in with the CAS Watercolour Challenge this month, and I thought this would be a nice stencil to use for a watercolour design.

I like to use my Make Art Stay-tion when I stencil for several reasons. I tape my piece of watercolour paper (Arches cold press) down on the backside so the card stock will not move. I then lay the stencil over the card stock and use the magnets to hold it in place, and away I go.

I am doing something a bit different for my watercolour piece. I am using matte embossing paste, which I apply with my palette knife. I am sure the smooth out the paste before the next step., which is to sprinkle with Fushcia Color Burst powder, activating with spritzing of water.

With my watercolour brush I went over the piece moving the colour, then covered it with a piece of paper towel to soak up the excess and set it aside to dry.

In the mean time I foiled the “falalalalalaaa” sentiment using red foil. The pink foil would not work for the Monochromatic look. I shadowed the foil die with a die cut piece of dark red card stock.

I then went over the berry parts of the stencil with my Midas Touch Shimmering Pen, it looks very pretty IRL.

I attached the piece to my white card base, then attached the sentiment using foam squares to finish. A very easy card.

I hope this is okay for the watercolour challenge, which I am sure they will let me know.

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  1. Hi Kia. What a fabulous technique. Love how you’ve added the matte paste and then watercoloured over top with powdered inks. Really fun … and such a beautiful card. Appreciate you sharing with us at CAS Watercolour. Just a note that there must be open space on your card in order for it to be considered CAS for our challenges. Thanks. Loll

  2. What wonderful color, texture and dimension, Kia! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  3. Wow – I love how you used embossing paste, then watercoloured on top! It gives amazing depth to the paint. Plus the dimension looks like you die cut each piece of the poinsettias.

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