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Watercolour Embellishments

Mix your own colours, and never be without matching embellishments again.

  • Art Materials
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

Tools and materials required

  • Spray bottle
  • Brea Reese inks
  • Heat gun
  • Brea Reese watercolour brush
  • Anything you want to colour

Instructions

In a spray bottle, put 4/5 drops of ink, of your chosen colour, add water slowly, to avoid wasting your ink, and test until your happy with the colour intensity. You can always add more ink/water.

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Use your spray bottle to colour ribbon, seam binding, paper flowers, shells, lace, spray onto photocopy paper to make pages for journals , fabric flowers, spritz through paper doillies, use on die cuts, beads with ridges, so the ink catches, chipboard, Paper Clay.

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Use your Brea Reese waterbrush filled with ink and apply directly for a more intense colour.

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Dry with a heat gun or air dry. Try on small pieces first, I guarantee you will find lots more you can colour, nothing will be safe.

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Repeat the process on another piece of card, to use for embellishments. Mount onto a 6x6 card blank with foam tape. Use any flower die you have and a strip of some handmade washi tape.

Top Tip – Wear gloves especially for darker colours

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