Video: Watercolor & Stamping… + Shop For a Good Cause

Hi! Today’s video shares some tips and tricks for using watercolor with stamping and die cutting. The project uses some great products from Mama Elephant… and below I have some information on how you can shop for these goodies while earning money for a good cause. Yay!

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Ahhh… my love for watercolor with stamping is still going strong! It is such fun. Because of this love, I have bought and tried pretty much all of the watercolor mediums out there. My favorite has been the Peerless Watercolor, which you can see in my video HERE. (And I have several more videos coming up.) I love how creamy and vibrant the colors are… and they seem to do the blending for you. Well, a few weeks ago I got an email from my friend Kryssi who is one of the owners of Mama Elephant. She told me about another watercolor and insisted I try it. Boy am I glad I did. I now am donating all of my watercolor mediums except two – the Peerless Watercolor and the Gansai Tambi that I am demonstrating today.

Gansai Tambi is a high-quality Japanese watercolor that goes on very creamy and vibrant… much like the Peerless. I like that the big set has a gold, bronze, white and pearly white, and that the light colors even show up on dark cardstock! Swoon. I will be using these (and the Peerless) from here on out. Love. I just wish I would have found these in the beginning! (Oh, and for pencil form, I still love the Inktense.)

So! Back to this card and video. For the heat embossing of the images, I used one of my favorite tricks. I first stamped the Mama Elephant In My Heart little girl and sentiment (what a GREAT set!) with Hero Arts Black Dye Ink. I then stamped right on top of it with Versmark Ink and added clear embossing powder. I find that I get the best “black heat embossing” results this way since black powders can be messy and black pigment ink is often not crisp. (And one less product to buy!) The Gansai Tambi watercolors were perfect to add the coloring, and also for the sky-wash background. I also used the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio cloud die to create a background with dimension.

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SHOP FOR A GOOD CAUSE

I am a huge fan of Operation Write Home, who collects and distributes loads of handmade cards for soldiers overseas to send home to family members. Well, from now until 7/31/14, 20% of the profits of the In My Heart stamp set purchased through the Mama Elephant site goes to Operation Write Home. So, please support this wonderful cause! Also, this stamp set was designed specifically with the efforts of Operation Write Home in mind. Love!

Thanks for your time. Have a great day!

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52 CommentsDie Cutting, Mama Elephant, Videos, Watercolor

  1. Susan, aka Soozie4Him

    Jennifer, I couldn’t find the name of that brush you used in this video…

    I LOVE watching you create, and I love seeing your thought process too, even if you have to change something!! And did you know that you can create an instant shortage of an item with one little video? I managed to get these watercolors from Amazon, but I found them gone from everywhere soon after I ordered mine. The only watercolors that I haven’t gotten into yet are the Peerless and that’s partly because of the elaborate “system” that’s required to use them properly – I’d HAVE to set them up like yours, of course! LOL! I think I’m going to settle for these new Japanese ones, and all the others I purchased during the Watercolor Online Card Class!! :-) Currently I’m enjoying “Stretch Your Stamps”.

  2. Thanks for another awesome share! After seeing your first video on the Gansai Zig Watercolors and hearing this second review I knew I wanted to try them and headed over to Amazon where I ordered a 24 piece set today using part of a gift card my sweet son have to me for my Birthday to use for Craft Goodies! I really wanted to 36 piece set, but did not want to wait until October 15th and if I LOVE them, I can wait add more for Christmas.

    I also LOVE my Peerless Watercolors and still have mine in the original book, but also now ordered a second smaller set that is not in the book style, so I’m going with this idea for storing them!!

    Not only do you teach me how to create in new ways, every day, but I also LOVE all the great hints and tips your share on organizing and I’m in the process or moving creating a new craft space in my house, taking over my son’s former bedroom, since it’s so much sunnier….just need to have Hubby paint and get it ready for me and then it’ll be the perfect time for a major purge and time to totally re-organize all my “Stuff”. My new space witll be a bit smaller, but I’ve also learned from you that a major purge can be a good thing and there are times I do feel I have WAY too much, especially from when I first started and bought too many things I no longer like. I’m donating as much as I can to a Dachshund Rescue and hope it brings in extra money for the pups! Plus, I must NOW scale back big time, but that’s OKAY! .Hubby lost all his OT hours and that makes a HUGE budget change for me—crafting spending will now be MUCH tighter, so I’m very thankful for what I have and how I have learned to shop and USE my stash!! Another tip I learned from YOU!

    Thanks my friend….

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