Saturday, January 16, 2016

Watercoloring with Wink of Stella

I spotted this idea on Patty Bennett's blog and just knew I had to try it.  These roses came out so pretty and I can't wait to do more of them!  Thank you Patty for your inspiration!

This is so simple, you won't believe it and it has a WOW factor that will certainly impress without working hard at all.

Begin with the Rose Garden Thinlits die and cut one from our Gold Foil Sheets and adhere to Watercolor Paper.  Use the method from yesterday's post.  If you missed it, click here to see it now.  Allow the Tombo Liquid Glue to set up since you will be adding water to the card.

While that is drying, select your colors that you will be using for your rose.  For the first one I did, I used Calypso Coral and So Saffron and Old Olive for the leaves on both.

For the yellow one, I used the colors below:  Crushed Curry, So Saffron and Daffodil Delight.

Place a drop of each onto one of your clear blocks (or whatever you may use when watercoloring).

Once the rose / glue is dry, use your Aqua Painter and add water to 2 or 3 areas of the rose.

Then dip your Gold Wink of Stella Pen (from the Occasions Catalog) into one of your colors and gently touch it to the watered area.  The ink will spread nicely and will pick up the beautiful gold glimmer in the pen at the same time.  Add the other colors until you have the rose finished and you are happy with the results.  The colors will dry a little lighter than they appear.

Be sure to wipe off your Wink of Stella pen when finished so it is ready to be just glimmer for your next project.  I think I'll probably pick up a few more and designated them to special color families (reds, yellows, greens, etc.) so I don't wipe off more glimmer than necessary.

I only wish they photographed better.  In person, they are so sparkly and beautiful!

Thank you for looking in today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

~ Donna 


  1. Oh wow, these look so realistic! The Calypso Coral could be the Joseph's Coat rose in real life or a couple other varieties! Would love to see this is Real Red too. I bet these are really cool up close and personal - hint, hint! Just kidding! I must go check out Patty Bennett's blog. The "yellows" are beautiful on the rose too. All we need is some scent!

    Chris R. from Iowa

    1. Email me your address and I will be happy to send one to you! I'm anxious to play with some other color combinations. The possibilities are endless.

  2. Just stunning!! thank you for sharing!!

    1. Thank YOU Patty! I just love your ideas and inspiration!


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