Hi everyone. I sent this off to my dear friend Jules (Crafted by Jules) for her birthday. Hopefully you'll receive it soon Jules, but for now ... you'll get to see it virtually. :)
Happy Birthday Jules!!
This card is a little experimenting I did with the Watercolour Spritz technique. Usually a silhouette stamp is used for this technique, but I used an outline stamp this time. I coloured the outline stamp with markers, using colours that I wanted to use for my image, spritzed with water and stamped onto watercolour paper that already had a splash watercolour background done in two shades of yellow distress inks. Click HERE to see my tutorial on making Splash Watercolour backgrounds.
The images created a wonderful outline for me to watercolour. I learned that I should use a lighter version of the colours so that they blend into my watercolouring to create a no-line look. But other than that, I'm happy with how it turned out. I used a brush and more distress inks to watercolour the petals of the flowers, adding shading to create a dimensional look. I then splattered lightly with both green and bright orange inks.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Stamps: Blooming Garden (Penny Black); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper: White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Watercolour panel (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Barn Door (Tim Holtz); Old Olive (SU! -- used for the sentiment)
Accessories & Tools: water mister, paint brushes