Below is a pictorial tutorial on how I colored up both the background and focal image.
Step One: I started by trimming some watercolor paper to 4.25×5.5 inches and pulling my distress oxides. I used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Hickory Smoke, Picked Raspberry, Pumice Stone, Wilted Violet and (not pictured) Walnut Stain.
Step Two: Rub Picked Raspberry distress ink onto a glass or wipeable surface and spray with water. Smooch the watercolor paper over the wet ink. Air dry or speed things up with a heat gun. Repeat with Wilted Violet and then Chipped Sapphire.
Step Five: Stamp out the focal images from the Cafe Dreamer stamp set onto some watercolor paper.
Step Six: Watercolor the tea cup with Chipped Sapphire.
Step Seven: Watercolor the mouse and sugar cubes with Pumice Stone.
Step Eight: Watercolor the ground with some Walnut Stain.
Step Nine: Fussy cut out the watercolor image.
Step Ten: Adhere the watercolor background to an A2 card frame. Heat emboss the sentiment onto the top corner of the background with some Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder. Adhere the focal image onto the bottom of the card.
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