Under-Painting with Memory Box

Hello everyone! I am excited to be back sharing a new tutorial with you, featuring an under-painting technique using mostly products from Memory Box. This technique is one I have enjoyed playing with on and off camera, and I couldn’t wait to do it again!

Under-Painting with Memory Box

I started the technique by creating ink smooshed Distress Ink backgrounds. I often make lots of these when I am relaxing in my studio during the evenings and then save them for projects like this. On each of these backgrounds I white heat embossed a heart from Memory Box’s Wirework Hearts and Prima’s  floral Christine Adolf #10 stamp sets.

Under-Painting with Memory Box

On all of these cards I used sentiments from Memory Box; Wirework Hearts, Just Because stamp and die set, as well as the Love and Miss You stamp and die set.

Under-Painting with Memory Box
Under-Painting with Memory Box

To watercolor the painting over the inked backgrounds, I used both Zig Clean Color markers on the hearts, and Prima Watercolor Confections on the flowers. In each of the cards are some accents of gold or white gold shimmer, which I created with Finetec paints. In some cases I splattered on the shimmer, or I filled in parts of the image with the watercolors.

Under-Painting with Memory Box

I hope you will be checking out the video at the top of this post to see how I made these cards and used the under painting technique to get the cool effect! Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today; I will be back again soon with a new tutorial for you!

Supplies Used

Memory Box Clear Stamps WIREWORK…
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Prima Marketing CLING STAMP 10…
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Birch Press Design JUST BECAUSE Clear…
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Birch Press Design JUST BECAUSE Craft…
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Birch Press Design LOVE AND MISS YOU…
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Birch Press Design LOVE AND MISS YOU…
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Memory Box WRAPPED STITCH RECTANGLES…
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Simon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES…
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Memory Box HAVE A HEART Open Studio…
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Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX…
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Brutus Monroe GILDED Ultra Fine…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Altenew MORNING FROST Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SHADED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BROKEN…
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Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush…
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Prima Marketing METALLIC ACCENTS Semi…
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Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS…
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing DECADENT PIES…
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Finetec MICA WATERCOLOR PEARLESCENT…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Simon Says Stamp BIG MOMMA FOAM TAPE…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Lawn Fawn SUGARPLUM Cardstock LF1124…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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9 Responses

  1. Avatar Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Great technique and great results !!

  2. Avatar Leanne in Cali says:

    These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your video showing these fun and colorful techniques and cards!!

  3. Avatar Teresa Doyle says:

    Oh my word Nina, what gorgeous cards. You ALWAYS inspire me and have such wonderful ideas to share. Thanks.

  4. Avatar Jackie Price says:

    Gorgeous cards!! Love the colours you went with for them. And an awesome technique!! Thanks for the video tutorial and the wonderful inspiration!

  5. Avatar Trina P. says:

    Cool technique. Love the purple and blue heart.

  6. Avatar MJ says:

    Love this technique! Thank you for the amazing video and samples.

  7. Avatar Nora says:

    These are just gorgeous!! I LOVE the colors that you used on these!!

  8. Avatar Marianne says:

    So pretty, and such an interesting technique. TFS

  9. these are AMAZING!!!! you use the best colors. love the designs and colors and you!! <3

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