Sunday, January 28, 2018

Colour Card Stock Watercolouring - Take Two

Hi everyone.  This is my second try watercolouring on coloured card stock.  I'm really happy with how this one has turned out.  You might remember me mentioning that I ended up fussy-cutting my first try HERE ... so you didn't end up seeing that I actually watercoloured on pink card stock. :)

I was inspired to try after seeing this beautiful card by Ishani.  Thanks for the inspiration Ishani!

I learned a few things trying this technique.  This is just my experience, but if you give this a try, I hope my hints will help.

- use light coloured card stock
- use card stock that is the same colour as the main part of your image
- heat embossing makes it easier to control the flow of water
- use a medium amount of water --- not too much, not too little - practice to learn the right amount for you
- wet a small area at a time and then float in some ink, moving the colour with a clean (no colour) wet brush to create shading
- one layer of ink is best.  Adding a second layer after the first is dry may result in the card stock pilling.

Here's a close-up ...

I hope to do more of this ... in-between all the other techniques I want to try. :)  I have a LOT of coloured card stock that sits and collects dust.  Maybe I can use some of it up (at least the lighter colours) with watered images. :)

Hope you'll give this a try!






Stamps:  Best Thoughts (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Bashful Blue (SU! - retired)
Ink:  Versamark:  Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder, Heat tool, paint brush


29 comments:

  1. Another beauty, Loll ... and lovely to see the coloured cardstock around your wonderfully coloured image! You've had such a productive week ... me, not so ... sorry I'm so behind that I haven't had chance to chat at each post (I know you know how that feels!) ... though I have so enjoyed seeing every single gorgeous card! Back to normal next week, I hope! Hugs, Anita :)

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  2. This is such a pretty card Loll. The blue of your bloom is a perfect match to your base card. I've not used coloured card to w/c on before but I may have to have a play now! :)

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  3. Such a pretty card, Loll! Your paint Colours are so calming with this coloured cardstock. What a wonderful way to use all of the coloured CSS we all have!

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  4. You do such a beautiful job of this technique! I had wondered about that paper but sadly I don't have much light colored cardstock. Love your painting, always a delight to see! The soft blue on this is just gorgeous! Thanks too for the tips on water coloring on cardstock!

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  5. Fabulous card, Loll. I love the effect of the blue flower on the pale blue card blank. xx

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  6. I had never thought of coloring on colored cardstock! I guess I don't think much, just copy. That is kinda sad, but whatchagonnado? Anyway, your card is very nice and I will try this myself (i.e. copy)
    I could suggest the bleaching technique for your dark CS, but I won't because YOU are the pro, not me.

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  7. Thank you for all the tips Loll. Stunning card, so pretty and do so love the idea of the coloured card and the similar colours on your flower...will be putting this idea on my to do list...Thank you for the inspiration x

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  8. Gorgeous, my friend! Thanks for the tips. Maybe I can give it a try soon.

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  9. Loll, What a wonderful technique and way for us to use our light colored cardstock. TFS your gorgeous heat embossed and watercoloured hydrangea and especially thank you for sharing All your Tips! Hugs...

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  10. Thanks for the tips! I have lots and lots of colored cardstock! Use it for the card base, usually. I do love your blue flower on the blue c.s.

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  11. Wow, wow, wow! This is stunning Loll! I have a hard time just watercoloring on watercolor paper, not sure if I could do it on card stock, but you sure have master the technique! I love this card, so soft, so elegant and so beautiful. Hugs, Brenda

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  12. What a GORGEOUS card Loll...I'm definitely going to have to try this technique out too! I love the soft blue and simplicity of your card...SO striking!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

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  13. Oh so stunning Bonnie, Yes, I want to give this a try! And I appreciate your hints!

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  14. Oh Oh Loll, I goofed when I said Bonnie, you two are together on my feed and was not paying close attention. As always your card is stunning and I still appreciate your hints, just want to give you credit, now I will go visit your friend and she what she has for me to admire! Sorry I called you Bonnie!!

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  15. Loll, this is truly stunning, the blue on blue is so pretty. I really need to pull out some of my coloured card stock. Such a great way to use it up.

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  16. This is gorgeous.. Wow! How sweet of you to always mention about me.. I mean you are someone we all look upto.. and you mentioning me is such an honour 🙏 Thankyou Loll (you know so many people visited my blog because of your link.. I was so glad to see them appreciate my work (selfish me.. saying Yayy)).

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  17. Those tips are so helpful - thank you! I want to give this a try. I love your card - and the colour and shading on the flower is beautiful!

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  18. Such a beautiful watercoloring on the Bashful Blue cardstock, Loll! Your shading is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing the helpful tips- I'll definitely try this technique! Hideko :-)

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  19. Who would have thought coloured card could be so beautifully coloured. Thank you for letting us know.
    Faith

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  20. This is so pretty .... what a beautiful image. I don't use a lot of coloured cardstock .... I have plenty though so maybe I should give this a go xx

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  21. Gorgeous flower, Loll! I'm glad you tried this again and were able to share the colored cardstock as well. Looks like fun! You do a lot of fun techniques. I'm so glad you share them, too. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  22. This is just lovely. I would never have thought of water coloring on colored card stock. It gives the most beautiful flow to the card.

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  23. OMGoodess, Loll. Your card is marvelous. The blue on blue gives such a soft look and the shading looks perfect. Thanks for the tips. This is something I definitely want to try.

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  24. This is gorgeous, Loll!!! Such a fabulous idea - to watercolor on cs! Add it to the list! Thanks for all the great tips and details too.

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  25. WOW! Loll this is gorgeous. Beautiful shades of blue. Love the platinum colour. Looks softer that gold.

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  26. Thank you for the terrific inspiration to try this and for all the great tips, Lolly! I, too, have a ton of cp and think this is a brilliant idea!! Your choice of the light blue was perfect for the beautiful shading you did on your hydrangea!! Hugs, Dolly

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  27. What a beautiful and soothing card in soft blues and greens! Would not have thought it possible to watercolor on colored card stock. Thank you for sharing all the things you learned by playing with this technique!

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  28. WOW! Both this card and the pink test are amazing! I love how the flowers emerge from the blue of the card. As if they materialized from the blue mist. It's such a beautiful impression. I regret that I could not see the pink card before cutting the floral motif.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  29. I really like your new decorative designs! it's so beautiful so much and good idea on site.

    Animation

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