Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Little Water, A Little Color, and a Phoenix

I know we all have good art days and bad art days. But I have to say, this is one of my favorite cards that I've made. I made the background using Stamp Zia watercolor sprays after I watched Zana demo the technique at a convention. Draw lines on watercolor stock using plain water and a medium round paintbrush. Then spray the watercolor sprays. The colors "stick" to the dry areas and "run" in the water lines, making a spectacular yet easy background. Zana has lots of instructions for terrific projects on her web site. The large stamp, if you're interested, is called Phoenix Mask. Both stamps are by Stamp Zia. And by the way, Zana literally makes her own water color sprays and they are extremely vibrant and easy to use. I highly recommend them!

The images are embossed in black and highlighted with glitter. The eyes of the mask are outlined with a gold Krylon Leafing Pen.

I no longer own the card, but I can go look at it any time on the wall of my stampin' buddy Meghan's art studio.

Hope you are all having a "cool" August.



  1. Ohhhhhhhhhh . . . I just LOVE Stamp Zia's vibrant watercolor spritzers and stamp images! She is SO cool and so is your interpretation in this card! It's BEAUTIFUL, Cathy!!!!

  2. Such a beautiful background. Stamp Zia has wonderful products.

  3. this is soooo pretty. I have Zana's color sprays......I need to get busy and use em!