I started off by heat embossing the clouds from the Lawn Fawn "Into the Woods" stamp set using white embossing powder. I then "smooshed" some Tumbled Glass and Broken China onto my non-stick craft sheet. I laid a sheet of Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock directly onto the distress inks and smooshed my cardstock around making sure I covered the entire panel. Once I was happy with the result, I set the panel aside to dry.
While my watercolor panel was drying, I colored the little fox from the same Lawn Fawn set using Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils. I used a nice reddish brown (Willow - 1900). When using Inktense watercolor pencils, I prefer to pick up the color directly from the pencil tip using a paintbrush. I find this gives me the most control when watercoloring, particularly smaller images. I cut the fox out using the coordinating die and fussy-cut the log that I had stamped with Colorbox Chestnut Roan Brown ink. For the sentiment, I stamped the "Hello" speech bubble from the same Lawn Fawn stamp set and used the coordinating die to cut it out.
Once my watercolor panel dried, I laid it onto my ironing board a placed a scrap piece of cardstock over it. I set my iron on the low-medium setting and turned the steam setting to off. I must admit, it took a little longer than expected to remove all of the white embossing. I ended up raising heat setting a bit and kept ironing until all of the white embossing lifted onto the scrap cardstock. I'm not sure if my iron wasn't hot enough to begin with, or maybe I initially didn't iron it for long enough; however, I did use an actual piece of cardstock instead of typing paper. The next time I try this technique, I'll definitely try typing paper instead of cardstock. However once it was all done, I really liked how my watercolor panel came out!
To add some grass to the watercolor panel, I masked the top portion of the panel using a large post-it note. I "smooshed" some Peeled Paint onto my craft sheet and painted the grass in using a paintbrush. I adhered all of my stamped images onto the panel and matted the watercolor panel onto the yellow-striped pattern paper from the Lawn Fawn "Let's Polka" 6x6 Paper Pack. And finally, I adhered the layer onto a 4.25" x 4.25" square cardbase.
I hope you enjoyed this card and if you haven't already tried iron-off embossing, I highly encourage you to try it! And if you have any tips or advice on this technique, I would love to hear them! Until next time! ♥
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Broken China.