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