Saturday, May 17, 2014
Watercolor for Card Makers Day 8
Yep, that says day 8. I am kind of skipping around as I haven't really been going in order when I play with the techniques I am learning. For example, this post is going to contain a card I made last night using a technique from day 1 as well as something I learned from day 8.
Anyway, first up is a card I made using ink pads, stamp blocks and watercolor paper. Here's the card:
First I stamped some ink onto about the top inch/inch and a half of the stamp block. Then I spritzed the block with water. I pushed the ink block onto the watercolor paper and then slowly removed it. The water tends to want to come up with the block and pools in the area that last touched the paper, so I moved the paper around to get the ink to spread more evenly. Once this dried, I did another layer because the first layer was too light. I did this two more times with different colors to get the same effect. I love the randomness of the colors. Light in some places and darker in others. I used a 'Lil Inker stamp/die set that was part of the prize from being one of the winners of Stamping Royalty to finish off the card. This is such a great masculine card and I can't wait to give it to my dad! I am also submitting this card to SimonSaysStamp.com's Wednesday Challenge this week. The theme is die crazy!
These next two cards were made using a technique Laura Bassen showed in class. She used a die cut out as a mask to create a watercolored image. I used a flower that I cut with my Silhouette in the same manner.
For this first card, I used the stencil as a guide while I filled in the holes with paint. I think this card turned out so pretty. The watercolors turned out so soft.
The second card used the same stencil but I used my watercolor pencils for this one. I traced the shapes with the pencils, removed the stencil, then went over the pencil lines with a water pen to blend the colors together. The color and shading isn't as subtle on this card, but it still turned out amazing!
That is all for today! Thanks for stopping by! I'll have more cards to share tomorrow. Until then...