Friday, 16 September 2016

Celebration with Gerberas

Hello everyone,
Gayatri here, with a few inspirational projects and a step by step photo tutorial on 'white wash' technique.

Here are two cards with the gorgeous Gerbera blossoms of the August release.


I stamped the different layers of the flower with Summer Afternoon dye ink set from Altenew. I added the panel on Kraft cardstock, and offset a same CS frame die cut. Added a few enamel dots and stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Flutters stamp set.


2.I love coloring and Zig color pens are my favorites. Here is another card with Gerbera stamp.


I have made a photo tutorial for white wash technique. As the name suggests, it is basically giving the image a white wash and then adding color. The technique is done mainly on kraft color card stock or black card stock.

Materials required:
  • Kraft color cardstock - 4 x 5.5 inches
  • Stamp - Hibiscus
  • Versamark embossing ink 
  • White embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Masking paper
  • White pigment ink - Hero Arts / Ranger
  • Distress inks - Pickles Raspberry and Mowed Lawn
  • Brush - Aqua brush or any round tip painting brush
  • Water
  • Pink CS, enamel dots, sentiment. 

 1. Dust the area on the CS with anti static powder. ( Mandatory - because you don't want the embossing powder sticking all around the image) Stamp the image with Versamark and heat emboss it with white embossing powder.

 2. Stamp the image with black or any dark ink on masking paper and fussy cut it. When you cut on masking paper, cut on the stamped line. This will give a continuous image without any gap between the individual flowers and leaves.

 3.Stamp the rest of the flowers and leaves, masking the flowers. Heat emboss with white embossing powder.
4. Color the images with white pigment ink. The color should not be too diluted nor very thick. Initially it might look colorless but the white color will come through as it dries. Leave the coloring to dry or you can heat set it with the heat tool.

5. Color the flowers with Pickled Raspberry DI. If you want a darker color at centre for shading, color again after the first coat has dried.

6. Color the leaves with Mowed lawn DI.

7. Take pink CS measuring 5.75 inches by 8.25 and fold in half. Trim the stamped panel a little bit so as to leave a border around. Adhere the panel and stick the stamped sentiment. I have splattered white gesso around the image. Finish off by adding enamel dots.

 Stamps used

Hope you liked the projects I created and the technique is well explained. If you have any doubts, do post in the comments.

That's all this time. See you again with more creations. Till then, 
Happy crafting!!

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  1. The Hibiscus on the Kraft looks amazing and so beautifully explained too Gayathri....way to go !!
    Dr Sonia

  2. Beautiful cards,n the tutorial is awesome.I love the translucent effect of the flowers on kraft.

  3. Thanks for a well explained tutorial. I have heared of the technique (or similar ones) for quite a long time, but did not know exactly how to do it, so I was very happy to see this tuutorial ! I really like the way the flowers look on the finished card, kind of muted colors, really beautiful ! So again, thank you very much!
    (This is the first time I visited this blog, but for sure I will keep coming back now... )

    1. Thank you so much Maria. We will be with more interesting techniques. xx

  4. Beautiful cards 😊 And thanks for the pictorial, it is very clear and easy to understand 😊

  5. Awesome dear GV :) so much to learn from you, all cards are stunning & thank you so much for the brilliant tutorial and pics :) :) :)

  6. SO beautiful,GV...Loved the coloring...and the well explained tute :) Vibrant Freshlook Gerbera is SO eye catchy!!!

  7. So beautiful creations, especially love the technique on Kraft!

    1. Thank you Vinita. Even I love the muted and shaded effect on kraft xx

  8. Beautiful cards as always Gv :) The white wash technique is so awesome.!! Love that subtle look of the flowers.. TFS the super informative tutorial :)

  9. wow all cards are beautiful. thank you for sharing technique for coloring on craft cardstock

    Asmita pandya

  10. All your three cards are so beautiful, Gayatri specially love the second one. It's so vibrant and your coloring is so lovely as always. Thank you for the tutorial for the third card. Never tried this technique before..The results are fabulous!

  11. What beautiful cards Gayatri! I love how unique the layout is for the first one, the coloring on the second one is exceptional and thank you for a great tutorial on how to color of Kraft. Loved the cards!