Mar 24, 2016

March My Monthly Hero Kit and Using Gouache

The fantastic March My Monthly Hero kit arrived yesterday and I got to work right away.  I'm a slow stamper, but that dragonfly got me thinking.

I wanted white dragonfly wings, but I also wanted the dragonfly to be on the same raspberry card included in the kit.  (I cut the card and used half to make the dragonfly and practice my gouache and the other half was adhered to a white card.)

I used Winsor & Newton Designers White Gouache to get the white dragonfly.  This is pronounced "gwash."  At least I think it is.  Plus it has the word Designers in it, so it must be good, right?

Steps to get this look:

1. Using a MISTI or stamp positioner, stamp dragonfly on the colored cardstock with the Hero Arts Intense Black ink cube included in the kit (this ink works with both watercolors and Copics.  It's pretty awesome.)

2. Mix a tiny amount of the gouache with a tiny amount of water and paint over the wings and body.

3.  Let dry (a few minutes).

4.  The black details on the wings and body are now lost under the opaque gouache.  But we have tricks to fix that.

 5. Stamp the image with the Hero Arts Intense Black ink again.  It will stamp right over the gouache, and voila, a white dragonfly with all the black lines will be back where it belongs.

6.  Die cut dragonfly.

The gouache also makes awesome white speckles on colored cardstock.  Added sentiment from Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages and a few sequins.



Hannelie said...

Amazed by the way you were able to catch my attention with this pure CAS design Joan! Color magic I believe!

Libby Hickson said...

You are such a fancy designer with your gouache. hee hee! Really love this - and super smart tip to use a MISTI and stamp again!!

marty said...

Oh my, my, my, my!!!!
This card is wonderful magic!
Love everything about it....thanks for the inspiration!

Handmade in Israel said...

Such a pretty card!

LauraJane:) said...

"gwash" good to know:)

Unknown said...

Love it! Such a cute dragonfly. That cardstock is really a great color. Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

And, you are a really bad influence - I broke down & ordered this darling kit!

Tracy May said...

I love your card. It really caught my eye! :-)

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

Just lovely, Joan! Thank you for sharing the great gouache tips. I have gouache, but have never even thought to try it with stamps. ♡

Diane Jaquay said...

Such an eye catching design, Joan!!

Lisa Elton said...

Those white wings and wee speckles are beautiful on the pretty raspberry background!