Good morning! Today, I am honored to be a part of Waffle Flower’s New Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the utterly amazing Debby Hughes’s blog, and your next stop is the fabulous Yana Smakula’s blog. Nina’s new release is SO creative and clever, not to mention useful. Here are a few words from Nina with more details about the fabulous new products released today:
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, you will find Waffle Flower’s newest release a great investment for yourself.
This is a back to basics release focuses on the function of stamps and dies. Our goal is to help beginners gaining confidence over a coloring medium and to help experienced colorers warming up and learning more about their media.
Color Swatches (stamp, die, combo) is a great all-around swatching set while Color Wheels (stamp, die, combo) helps you create the most accurate color-mixing references with the supplies you have on hand. The 2”x3” Swatch Stamp Set is adapted from Color Swatches stamp set for quick-n-easy applications and storage. Swatch Tag Die contains a standard ATC size tag (2-1/2” x 3-1/2”) with piercing details and hole re-enforcers. Also in this release is a 5”x7” stamp set called Adventures to let you practice landscape painting techniques right away and the Lacy Flower XL Die to add a soft, feminine touch to any project.
Please check out our videos with detailed instructions here: https://waffleflower.com/
One of my favorite things about this release is how versatile these products are and the huge amount of applications that can be made with the different combos. The video shows both Copics and watercolor applications, but I chose to work with my pencils. I love using my pencils on colored card stock, and I thought what better way to show the versatility of these products than to create a little swatch book for colored pencils on colored card stock?
I began by cutting the Swatch Tag Die several times from plain black card stock, then stamped the coordinating Swatch Tag Stamp Set using white pigment ink, with plenty to spare for future combinations.
I used a scrap piece of black card stock to create some color combinations of Polychromos Pencils that I knew I would want to use for my project. Once I had found combinations that I wanted to keep for current and future use, I colored them on my swatches, making sure to note at the bottom the numbers of the colors on the pencils so that I could easily grab the colors if I was in a rush to get some coloring done. I put all of the swatches on a ring for a super easy reference for the future. I love that you can use these products for basically ANY medium, and the dies make it so that you can create them on any type of paper or color of card stock that you wish!
For my project, I wanted to use the pencil combinations to create a pretty floral project using the new Bouquet Builders 2 from the previous release. I started by stamping 2 of the magnolias on black card stock using white pigment ink, and another on a piece of scrap card stock to be die cut, then using my Polychromos pencils to color the images in using the no-line coloring technique.
After I had finished coloring the flowers, I die cut the peachy pink magnolia and trimmed off the stem. I popped the die cut up with foam tape, then turned to the sentiment. I heat embossed the greeting from Bouquet Builders onto some strips of black card stock, then popped those up using foam tape as well.
After I had adhered all of the pieces, I added some jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to add some sparkle.
Now, for some fun giveaway information!