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Watercolour Old Books ATC | Deep Red old books border stamp

Updated: May 7


Hello everyone, and thank you so much for stopping by. With the world as it is at the moment, I really wanted to sit down and create something a bit different than my usual style and something that would help with the overwhelming feeling I have currently.


So I took the Deep Red old books border stamp and made it the focal point on an ATC. This is going to be a very quick and simple tutorial as I mostly just sat down and played with different colours in an attempt to make the books look old.


To start, I used my anti-static powder tool then stamped my image on Canson cold press watercolour paper in Versamark ink, I used my Mini Misti for this so I could stamp a few times. I covered that in Brutus Monroe's Gilded Gold embossing powder and heated it with my Wagner heat tool until it was smooth and melted.


I wanted to use my Distress Inks and Tim Holtz watercolour brush as it has a wonderfully fine tip to colour in my image. I also used my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat, as a pallet and to paint on top of. I started with Old Paper and Antique Linen Distress Inks to colour in where the pages of the books are. While that dried, I took Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, and Walnut Stain Distress Inks to colour in the spines of the books trying to create a worn feeling. I didn't feel as though I was getting enough variation in my browns so I also brought in Fired Brick and Tattered Rose Distress Inks to add a bit more wow to the colours. Once I was happy with those colours, I let it dry and brought in some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create a pop of colour around the books.


If you would like to watch the full process I have a video below this most put to some music for a relaxing watercolour painting. All the supplies used will also be linked below the video. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe.





Supplies:


Deep Red Old Books Border stamp

https://shrsl.com/2780w


Wagner heat tool:

https://amzn.to/2Vxaew7 (Amazon Canada)

https://amzn.to/38dsHjY (Amazon USA)


Versamark Ink

https://shrsl.com/27810


Mini Misti

https://shrsl.com/27811


Ek Success Powder Tool

https://shrsl.com/27812


Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder

https://www.brutusmonroe.com/collections/embossing-powder/products/copy-of-metallic-embossing-powder-gilded


Canson watercolour paper

https://shrsl.com/290s3


Tim Holtz Trimmer

https://shrsl.com/27813


Tim Holtz water brush

https://shrsl.com/27815


Distress Inks:


Old Paper

https://shrsl.com/27818


Antique Linen

https://shrsl.com/2781a


Brushed Corduroy

https://shrsl.com/2781b


Vintage Photo

https://shrsl.com/2781c


Gathered Twigs

https://shrsl.com/2781d


Walnut Stain

https://shrsl.com/2781f


Fired Brick

https://shrsl.com/2781h


Tattered Rose

https://shrsl.com/2781i


Tumbled Glass

https://shrsl.com/2781j


Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat

https://shrsl.com/2781l


Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin

https://shrsl.com/2781m


My current filming equipment:

Lights x 2

https://amzn.to/2vGZqAD (Amazon Canada)

https://amzn.to/31Z8tZT (Amazon USA)

Camera stand

https://amzn.to/37sv9TD (Amazon Canada)

https://amzn.to/39AXx7m (Amazon USA)

Microphone:

https://amzn.to/39FSItk (Amazon Canada)

https://amzn.to/320bSrt (Amazon USA)

iPhone 8

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