Monday, June 25, 2018
Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It was a productive one here as we cleared out gently used and retired merchandise at our annual warehouse sale. Thanks to all who stopped by and helped lighten our load by giving a new home to these goodies! It was also a productive weekend at home as Jon and I decided a good garage cleaning was long overdue at our house! After we took everything out on the lawn yesterday it looked like we were having a large yard sale, but we were able to clean out, sort, and only put back what we wanted to keep. I always feel better after a weekend of cleaning and organizing. Next stop for organizing…. my craft room!
Here on the TE blog this week, we’ll be revisiting our new Liquid Watercolor that was released earlier this month. If you’ve already picked it up, then I hope you’ll learn some new tips and tricks to be successful with your liquid watercolor. And if you haven’t picked it up yet, then you’ll have a chance to see what the fuss is all about! There will also be a couple new companion products sprinkled in this week. As I’ve been water coloring up a storm lately, I’ve found a few more must-haves to share with all of you!
First, I’m excited to share a video of a beautiful card created by Crystal Thomspon using our new Liquid Watercolor and Big Blooms – Hollyhocks stamp. Crystal shares lots of valuable tips & tricks in this video and one of the things I’m most anxious for you to see is how she mixes the liquid watercolor to achieve unique shades.
Now that you’ve seen the cool shade of olive green that you can achieve by mixing Chocolate Truffle with Lemon Meringue, you’ll want to try mixing all the colors! To help you swatch your color mixes, I’ve created this color chart where you can fill in the appropriate boxes with the mixture of each color. You can see my personal color chart below which is where the idea for the prettier version on the left was derived!
Where you meet up by traveling down from the top and over from the side is the true version of the color without any mixing. For the mixed swatches, I used one drop of each color and mixed it together with a wet brush to slightly dilute it. This will give you an idea of the color you can achieve by equally mixing both colors, but of course, there are endless options for variations based on adding more or less of one color or diluting with more water. After completing this chart, you’ll be comfortable with color mixing and have a reference point for deciding which colors play well together!
When you purchase this item, you’ll receive the chart pre-printed on our 118 lb. watercolor cardstock. Why haven’t we just provided the chart as a download? Well, I did consider that! However, watercolor cardstock is very thick (especially the good kind… and who wants to use the ‘not good’ kind?) and often will not go through home printers. In fact, it’s even too thick to print through our large Canon office printer/copier so we had to send this job out to our local print shop. I wanted to save you the frustration so it has already been printed onto high-quality watercolor cardstock and it’s all ready to go when you receive it! Click HERE to find this item in the TE webstore or shop the entire liquid watercolor collection by clicking below:
Thanks so much for tuning in today! I hope you learned something new and we’ll see you here tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another video featuring a color wash technique and uses for our shimmer liquid watercolor!