Today’s tutorial is all about watercoloring with Tim Holtz Distress Stains. The Distress Stains are a great medium to be able to work with because they are already so fluid.
Here’s what I started with:
There are many different ways to get varied looks, and I will be showing 4 that I did.
After each variance I will share a project that I created with that particular look.
The colors I used were Mustard Seed, Tea Dye and Shabby Shutters.
Look two is just like the first one, except that the color blotches are smaller:
The colors I used were Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and Tea Dye.
Look three (I think that this would be a great way to get an ombre effect):
The colors I used were Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive and Frayed Burlap.
And finally look four ( which was my favorite):
The colors I used were Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive and Frayed Burlap again, except this time I added a little Vintage Photo and Tea Dye to the Frayed Burlap for a little different brown.
Once the paper was dry, I ran them through the Silhouette machine to cut out the SVGs (will get these loaded into the shop asap!) that coordinate with the stamp set I used, The Masterpiece of Nature, which is available in the shop.
If you try to cut watercolor paper on the Silhouette (may vary with other machines), I would test your settings to make sure they are good for the brand of watercolor paper you have. I needed to cut mine on the coverstock setting.
I hope you found this at least somewhat enlightening! Please let me know what you think!!