Whitewashing Technique: So Pretty!

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I have been having so much fun with this technique!  I have a link to my video below and a photo tutorial for you with the details on the Whitewashing Technique. I designed this full size card, mini card, and instruction card for my Technique Class using the All That You Are stamp set. (Actually the instruction card should read Berry Burst ink, not Rococo Rose).

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Here is the same technique using a new stamp set and matching dies called Good Morning Magnolia – these will be available on June 4th – this one really does use the new Rococo Rose ink!
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Step 1: Rub the Embossing Buddy all over your cardstock.

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Stamp your image in VersaMark ink, then sprinkle on White Embossing Powder. Tap off the excess powder to put back into the jar for next time.

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Use the heat gun on the high setting to melt the embossing powder (it will all turn shiny when it is melted).  I use a piece of cardboard wrapped in foil with paper clips at the top to hold the cardstock. This embossing "oven" helps melt the power faster and the paper clips hold the paper so I don't burn my fingers!

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Place several drops of White Craft Ink Refill in a plastic lid. Squeeze some drops of water from the Aqua Painter into the refill to thin it.  You want a thin, watercolor consistency for this technique.

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Now "whitewash" all the areas of your image that you want to apply color to.  Let this fully dry. To speed the process you can use the heat gun on either the low or high setting.

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Now use colored ink refills (Berry Burst and Mossy Meadow were used here) to color the image.  Watch my Facebook Live video to see how I add the color.  

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For the magnolia I used Rococo Rose (a new In Color available on June 4th) and Mossy Meadow.

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For this version instead of embossing on Crumb Cake I used Berry Burst cardstock – because the whitewash is so thin some of the pink from the cardstock shows through after the whitewash dries – this makes it really quick to color the flowers.  I just added some highlights of darker ink with the AquaPainter.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! Check out all my Facebook Live videos on my Facebook Business Page for new ideas and techniques!

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Give this technique a try, any outline image will work – and remember, if you add too much color, you can go in and lighten it up by adding more whitewashing! Happy creating!


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4 thoughts on “Whitewashing Technique: So Pretty!”

  1. Sue, Your cards are beautiful! I can’t wait to try this technique! I didn’t see a link to the video. 🙁 Thanks for sharing!


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