Friday, 20 January 2017

My Favourite Product - Aquatints

Crafter's Companion asked me to pick a favourite product and make something with it. "Easy" I said.... and then I actually realised I had lots of 'favourites' and how on earth was I going to narrow it down to just one.

The product I use daily is my Big Score, the die I use the most is Sara's Floral Delights - Pretty Petals Die, the card I love using is Centura Pearl (it's sparkly!), and my favourite range it Catitudes oh and Birthday Party and Little Angela and, and, and..... hahaha, well you try naming your favourite product!

So after taking some time to think about it I eventually decided on Aquatints. Why, well because my first love is painting and my second love is painting with materials that make you look good. And that's what you get with Aquatints, you really cannot go wrong. 

There are many different techniques so whether you use salt, clingfilm, shaving foam, floor wax, glycerin or just use them as a colour wash, you get a unique background every time.

This is one made using Glycerin which gives a lovely silky finish:

And this one was just a colour wash and then I used the paintbrush to speckle different colours onto the card:

So two different techniques using Aquatints to get two completely different looking cards:

Not that I usually make a mess (not all the time) but while doing the speckle technique I managed to cover my glasses in little specks as well!

So what is your favourite product?

Thanks for popping by and hope to see you again soon x

Items Used:
Pearls & Gems


  1. Hi Angela your cards are gorgeous I love the designs and the colours. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Excellent makes I can see why they are your some of your favs.

  3. so pretty - but so different! Very Versatile!!

  4. wow loving you cards Angela ... I don't have any aquatints but love what you have done with yours ... hope you can see out of your spotty glasses lol ... well done ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  5. Super cards Angela - love both the techniques. Shabneez xxx

  6. beautiful cards, the gold one with the flowers is my favourite

  7. Two beautiful the gold one....Joolsx