Friday, January 23, 2015

Watercolour Wash


Hi everyone.  Back with my last reminder for the January CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  There's still a few days left to enter  ...





I used the Watercolour Wash technique for my card above (see link to tutorial HERE by Gina Kim).  This is a quick tutorial, with lots of tips about how to make colours flow together, what stage to add salt (if wanted), and the dry values of colour versus wet ... it is worth watching!).  I followed the tutorial by taping down all four sides of my watercolour paper using masking tape to keep it from warping. I used a large brush to add lots of clear water to wet my paper and then picked up some Peerless watercolour paint from their booklets. I added Brilliant Yellow and Geranium Pink randomly over my watercolour paper and then let it dry.

I so happy with the way the background turned out.  I simply stamped this pretty stamp from Penny Black in versamark ink and heat embossed in white.  I ripped two pieces of card stock to create my snowbanks and stamped a simple sentiment at the bottom in soft gray ink.

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge at Happy Little Stampers Blog.  There's a link set up for anyone wanting to share their CAS Watercoloured cards ... but there's only a few days left, so pull out your watercolour paper, make a card and join in the fun!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the lovely watercoloured cards in the gallery ... and ones done by Karen, Kylie and me.  Looking forward to our next CAS Challenge which will be posted Feb. 3  at 6am (AEST) ... that's noon Feb. 2 my time (PST). :)



Stamps:  Snow Dust (Penny Black); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted
Paper:  White (card base); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Paint brushes, Peerless Watercolour paints (Brilliant Yellow, Geranium Pink), white embossing powder, heat tool


26 comments:

  1. Oh my! this is the prettiest water colored sky :) amazing is the word !

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  2. Beautiful Lol - off to check that tutorial xx

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  3. Scrumptious card, Loll - I'm off to follow that link ....

    Kathyk

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  4. What a sky, Loll!! And the trees on top are lovely. I've done a couple of watercolor cards and neglected to link them up. Oh well, it gives me an excuse to create another one.

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  5. What a stunning wash! Love these two colours together and the scene looks fantastic! Beautiful card, Loll! Xx

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  6. Fabulous card, Loll. That background is gorgeous and that stamp is so striking! I have it, but keep forgetting I have it. Thanks for the reminder...

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  7. This is fabulous Loll, love the gorgeous colours against the simplicity of the stamp. Carol x

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  8. You should be happy with how this turned out. The background colours are amazing! What a great technique. I love the embossed images and then the soft grey sentiment - beautiful! xx

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  9. STUNNING!! I absolutely love the white on that spectacular background! It's hypnotizing Loll! Just gorgeous watercolouring! hugs :)

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  10. Fabulous background technique Loll...you card is so pretty just love your background colours and the white tree really 'pops' out...

    Anne

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  11. That background is so soft and beautiful Loll, I haven't quite got the hang of the soft and subtle yet, mine are always so vivid, sometimes it works, other times it doesn't. I MUST practice more! Such a beautiful card. Hazel xx

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  12. So Gorgeous Loll. Love your Watercolored Wash background. I'm definitely going to check out the link you shared. Love how you used The Snow Dust heat EB trees too my friend. TFS

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  13. Incredibly gorgeous, Loll ... such a beautiful background! Anita :)

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  14. Beautiful colors, Loll! Wow! The perfect background for these gorgeous trees! Looks like you had a really good response to your first CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers!

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  15. A gorgeous washed background! Love the white embossing against it. And thanks for the link to the video tutorial. I might try and get another card done for your challenge.

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  16. Love that background, Loll! The colors and simply fabulous! Will be checking out that video...thanks!

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  17. Oh my Loll, your card is simply beautiful!!! Your sky, well your sky is breathtakingly beautiful! I love the colors you chose are just beautiful. I love your snowbanks too and I love your sentiment stamped in the light grey. Now I'm off to watch that video and someday invest in some nice watercolors. Hugs, Brenda

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  18. Loll, your background is just gorgeous and I love the tree embossed in white. Outstanding creation!!!

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  19. Wow - absolutely beautiful card that screams the possibility of SPRING !

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  20. Love that sky, Loll! Fabulous card, as always:)

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  21. What a stunning background, Loll. So beautifully made. And those snowbanks look very pretty too.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)