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05/19/2018

Sat 19

Elegant Koi
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and I'm bringing you a card made with one of my favorites, Elegant Koi. Love the movement of this sweet little guy, and I used a few techniques to make him that I'd love to share with you.

1st off, the background

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I chose my colors based on water, such as a fish would be swimming in. Distress Oxide works best for this technique.

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I selected a stencil, this one is Memory Box's Garden Peony Blossoms.

Then comes the fun part...

Spritz the back of the stencil with water, and carefully place it on the inked panel.

Place a paper towel over the stencil, and weigh it down with a book or in this case I used an acrylic block.

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Wait awhile for the water to soak into the ink. I waited 5 minutes.

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When you remove the stencil the image is set into your panel! Isn't that wild? Thanks to Marcia Hill, who taught me this fun technique!

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I also used a stencil to create the glittery scales for my Elegant Koi. First die cut with vellum, then spread with Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Moonstone colored with re-inker). I wanted a bit of orange on my yellow koi, so I added a few spots of watercolor.

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Brush Hello was cut 3 times with 3 shades of  blue shimmer paper. 

Hope you enjoyed today's post and my little tutorial. It's a fun technique that really adds a punch to a background, and another  fun way to use your stencils.

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

Comments

This is a great technique. I will give it a try. I have a mermaid who needs a watery background.

Hi Nancy, What a gorgeous card is this !! The background colours are beautifully watery, and then what a fantastic tip with the stencil and water, the effect is stunning, and the koi is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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