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Painting with metallic watercolour paints

Painting with metallic watercolour paints – Butterfly in bloom

I cannot resist heat embossing the Catherine Pooler Butterfly In Bloom stamp as everything looks good heat embossed right? Well, I stepped it up a notch with a really simple and easy card making technique. Painting with metallic watercolour paints onto dark cardstock creates a stunning card. The pearlescent shine from the metallic watercolour paints gives this beautiful handmade card such a rich look and feel. So let me show you how to create a fun handmade card with a metallic butterfly. 

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Painting with metallic watercolour paints

Painting with metallic watercolour paints: colouring the butterfly

First of all, heat emboss the Butterfly In Bloom stamp in WOW! Metallic Gold Rich pale embossing powder onto Hero Arts Nautical cardstock. Now, this is not watercolour cardstock so you have to be careful about how much water you add to the card when painting. 

Painting with metallic watercolour paints

Next start to colour the butterfly using the blue and teal colours from the Altenew Metallic 14 pan watercolour set. Only use a small amount of water to not overload the cardstock and cause it to pill. Create a blend on the right-wing and use the colours separate on the left-wing. 

Painting with metallic watercolour paints: assembling the card

Once the card panel has dried, add a few gold paint splatters onto the front and then add to a white cardbase. For the sentiment, stamp a sentiment from the Butterfly In Bloom stamp

Next, die-cut the sentiment with a circle die and foam mount onto the front of the card. Lastly, add a few white Nuvo drops to finish the card off. 

Painting with metallic watercolour paints

Painting with metallic watercolour paints

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Painting with metallic watercolour paints

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Creative Thinking I Want it All – One Click Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Put It In Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Butterfly In Bloom Stamp Set – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Nesting Circle Infinity Dies – Hero Arts
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Artists’ Watercolor Brushes – Detailed
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Artists’ Watercolor Brushes Bundle
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Metallic 14 Pan Watercolour Set – Altenew
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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White Gloss Crystal Nuvo Drops – Tonic Studios
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White 100lb cardstock – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock – Hero Arts
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive – Tonic Studios
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Powder Tool Aplicator – EK Success
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This post was produced as part of my Brand Ambassador work for Catherine Pooler Designs  I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Catherine Pooler Designs to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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