Thursday, October 13, 2016

Splash Watercolouring & AIs


Hi everyone.  Making more Christmas cards as the big day is fast approaching.

Today's card is CAS (I do love CAS).  I die-cut the tree from some watercolour paper, and then used the "Splash Watercolouring" technique to add colour.  Click HERE to see my video on this fun and easy technique.  I changed it up a bit from the video, using my large acrylic block instead of my mat for adding colour.  I found I had a little more control as to where the colour would go ... as much control as you can have when watercolouring, that is. :)

I made a second exactly the same to donate.  Easy and quick card.

I decided to use the same layout and design, but this time, used one of my alcohol inks on yupo paper die-cuts.  I love the look of combining the traditional Christmas colours.  As you know, red and green are opposites on the colour wheel, so the colours did mix a bit and created a few dark brown spots ... but I like it.  A happy accident that just adds to the artsy look of the tree.


Thanks for dropping by for a visit.






Stamps:  Merriest (Avery Elle); Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Yupo
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz); Alcohol Inks:  Poppyfield, Botanical (Ranger); Gold Fixative (Pinata)
Accessories & Tools:  Fir Trees die (Impression Obsession), water mister, gold embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

19 comments:

  1. OMG Loll...did you hear my out loud "WOW"?!? Stunning Artsy die cut AI Tree!!! I can't wait to get home to my AI's and dies:-) TFS and really, really inspiring me my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  2. Both are beautiful - what different looks you got with the different products!

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  3. These look amazing Loll .... love that die, and I love how the alcohol inks really give that arty look xx

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  4. Crisp, cool and so gorgeous, Loll ... love the variegated colour against all the fabulous white! Hugs, Anita :)

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  5. Whoa - that is one cool tree die cut. I love the look in fresh green, but the second one stole my heart with its artsy feel and that classy gold sentiment.

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  6. I am fascinated by the texture in that tree, Loll! The splashing added so much dimension to it! Love both trees and the CAS design of this using torn paper. This is one of those ideas I may have to case!

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  7. Love the green tree, but I'm entranced with the blend of colors on #2. That is a gorgeous look!!! Beautiful on the Yupo - looks very glossy. Good job on both these pretty cards! TFS & Hugs

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  8. Two super Christmas trees, Loll! They are so different from each other but each beautiful in its own way! Love that tree die!

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  9. oh WOW. This technique really brings out the essence of the tree in green Loll.

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  10. Loll these are wonderful cards - love the alcohol ink one in particular.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. Lovely cards and your trees are beau Loll

    Anne

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  12. WOW...love both of these cards Loll, but especially the 2nd one! Even though they're just traditional colors, they really pop...CAS perfection!! :0)

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  13. Both cards are just wonderful! Love the look that changes so drastically from one medium to another...

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  14. Artsy it right, Loll. That alcohol ink tree is amazing. I'm loving that tree die.

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  15. These gorgeous trees don't need anything else than a snowy hill to stand on! They are so different but look both great in their own way!

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  16. So, so lovely. I adore these. They look amazing, Loll :)

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  17. Two fabulous trees Loll and I love the splashing technique which adds more light and shade to the finished piece. Both colourways are lovely, the first more conventional then the second with much brighter colours and wonderful sentiments on both. x

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  18. With the different techniques you received a a completely different appearance of both cards. The first is very subtle and very CAS, the second card unmistakably directs thoughts to the Christmas tree, beautifully dressed for the holidays. Thank you for both cards, so show different views of the same theme.
    Regards,
    BozenA

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  19. WOW! I love how you achieved different effects on your cards...I had completely forgotten about the Splash Watercolouring technique, and I'm excited to try it again! I also love all the texture and dimension you created with your alcohol inks, and how the colors blended! I'm always learning something when I stop by your blog, Loll ~ Thanks!

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