Friday, July 29, 2022

Hero Arts Countdown to Creativity: August 2022 Release!

Hey everybody! It's almost time for the August 2022 Hero Arts My Monthly Hero release and this month's kit is a fun one especially for all of you stencil lovers out there!

If you aren't familiar with the My Monthly Hero kit, it's a kit that is released by Hero Arts on the first Monday of every month. It always has a fun, themed, collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. The cost is just $34.99/month and the value is always much greater! 

You have the option to subscribe (subscribing now means your first kit will be the September 2022 release), or, to buy your favorite kits as one-off purchases. Be aware that once these kits sell out they are gone for good. If you see a kit you like make sure to snatch it up quickly! 

Today is Day One of the Countdown to Creativity and I've got a card with an faux-ish watercolor technique to share with you. This month's kit comes with a set of four stencils that allow you to create a gorgeous desert scene. The kit also comes with Luxe Watercolor cardstock so I took that as my que to create a watercolor scene using my stencils as the guide. 

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I used my DIY liquid watercolor sprays with the stencil to create layers of color. All I did was place my stencil down and then spray my color over the top. Once that layer had dried I added the next layer of color. The colors that I used were Cocoa, Mulled Wine, Leaf, Jungle Mist and Teal. Once I had the full desert scene I added color to the sky by masking off the scene (there's a die that makes this easy) and spraying it with White Iridescent Shimmer Spray followed by a splatter of White Glimmer Metallic Ink.
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The final steps were to stamp my sentiment in Onyx Pigment ink and heat emboss it in clear, then add my scene to a Nautical mat.
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Well, that is it for today folks! I hope you've enjoyed this little sneak peek. If you'd like a chance to win this kit before you can buy then head on over to the Hero Arts blog and enter for your chance to win!

Have an awesome day and I will see you back here on Monday for the full (super amazing) release!

Maria


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14 comments:

  1. What a perfect subject for stenciling!! I love your application of layers and shimmer! Can't wait for the new kit!! -Cheryl

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  2. I love this subject for stenciling! I have been waiting for a desert-themed set for so long. Love your use of shimmer, as the desert shimmers in the moonlight or hot sun. Can't wait for this new kit!

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  3. Wonderful watercoloring creation. Like that watercolor paper is included in kit. Hoping the stencils you used are part of kit.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. Beverly Davis LeeJuly 29, 2022 at 11:56 AM

    Nice card!!!

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  5. So very beautiful. I love the watercolor look and the colors you chose. I was disappointed with the desert scene at first, but I am warming up to possibilities! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  6. Monument Valley! Love your card. Very pretty. Love the desert. I think I’m going to love this release.

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  7. Love the faux watercolor look. I've just gota' try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  9. Marisela Delgado said: Hey, girl! Just wanted to say hi. Hope you are well. Hugs! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  10. Love your card! This looks like a great kit!

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  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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