Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Experimenting with Markers


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

38 comments:

Craft-E-Place said...

Simply fabulous!
Elaine

Mac Mable said...

Sure did work with the outline stamp. Yes I have tried it with silhouette stamps but will now give it a go with a line stamp. The prettiest of colours and grogeous background and water colouring on the flower. Fabulous. Thank you for all you help with blogger etc, always so kind and very patient!

Julie B said...

It's even more fab in the flesh! Thanks so much Loll, I wondered how you did it! xx

Donna said...

Beautiful as always, Loll. X
I had to do a double take when I read my email notification for your new blog entry. My first read said 'Exoerimenting with Loll'. I read half of one sentence and skipped below - merging the two!!! So funny. It definitely caught my attention :)

Bonnie said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I love how the flower blends flawlessly into the background! Perfect blend of colors and a wonderful no line watercolor look! As I said, GORGEOUS!

Trina P. said...

This is beautiful. What a great experiment. Jules is one lucky birthday girl.

Shirl said...

This is a stunner! Was it Distress markers that you used, Loll?

Shirl

Diane McVey said...

Absolutely stunning flowers! I love watercolor, and these flowers are just beautiful. Wow! I must try this!!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love the delicate marbled watercolor background! Beautiful! Wonderful spots, so charmingly combining with each other. I love watercolor poppies. So you created this wonderful picture! Jules will be delighted, I'm sure.
hugs,
BozenA

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is just beautiful! You did an amazing job coloring this~

Susan said...

What great results from your experimenting! Love the sunny summer colours - make me think of the California poppies blooming in my garden!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is lovely Loll! I wouldn't have thought of using an outline stamp for this technique! Genius! Have a wonderful evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be MIA Loll. You know I love your talent! This is wonderful. (Ask me how I know) We have been dealing with multiple family issues so not a lot of time to "compute" and I am trying to drop in when I can. Sending a hug your way.

Verda said...

Beautiful card!!! I am going to have to give it a try. However, what is the difference between a silhouette stamp and an outline stamp. Are we talking about the silhouette of a flower opposed to the frontal outline of the flower? This is probably a really dumb question but I am confused.

Loll said...

Hi Verda. Hope you check back because I don't have an email to send you a response. A silhouette stamp is a solid stamp of an image. It's filled in and that is the most common type of stamp to use with watercolour spritz. An outline stamp is just that ... an outline that you fill in with colour. I used the watercolour spritz to do the outline only and then filled in the flowers using a paintbrush and ink. Loll :)

Verda said...

Thank you, after I sent that comment I got to thinking that was probably the case but am so glad you confirmed my thoughts. Thank you

Pam said...

Stunning card! You've inspired me to try this with an outline stamp.

Brenda said...

Wow! I love how your card came out Loll! The flower is just stunning, I love how you can see each unique petal! Love the splash background and love the splatters in orange and green. I would love to see a video of exactly how you did this Loll. hint hint Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! Not only am I intrigued by your fabulous watercoloring, but also your awesome mix of distress inks when doing it! You do color in some of the most beautiful colors I have seen! This is gorgeous, Loll!

nancy littrell said...

OMG LOll...I LOVE your watercolor technique with your splash background. Your watercoloring of your flowers is stunning! Love your 2 colored splatters too. I adds so much depth. TFS my friend. Hugs, nancy

Cathy said...

Stunning card Loll, such pretty colours, am off to check your splash bg tutorial now, Cathy x

Linda said...

Oh wow, Loll, this is so gorgeous. Just beautiful.

Maxine D said...

Loll this is a ray on sunshine in a cold a foggy day here - absolutely beautiful, and so cheerful.
Blessings
Maxine

Petra Swart said...

Your poppies look like they were painted by an artist, Loll!!!! You achieved a wonderful look with how you've done the watercolouring!!! So beautiful!!! I'm off to watch that video - thanks for the link!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Linda said...

What can I say ..... STUNNING!!!! xx

Jeanne said...

Gloriously beautiful! Such talent you have. Wow! Thanks for the link. Have an awesome day.

TK said...

Oh! This is just goooorgeous, Loll! Looks to me like you'ave mastered that technique with this beauty...

MaryH said...

You are rocking these new techniques to create some fab looks. This looks so lovely, and honestly, I'm not seeing 'any outlines' on these hot poppies. Some fantastic shading in the blooms and the background is just as gorgeous as the flowers. Another wonderful look to try. TFS

swldebbie said...

Actually, I think it is perfect as is! Your talent knows no bounds, mf!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Don't know how I missed the tutorial first time around but I am sure glad you brought it back in a new version. Looks like great fun. Thank you.

Aileen Ryan said...

Absolutely beautiful Loll, love it.

Colleen said...

Stunning Loll!! I am totally WOWED!!

Viv's Visuals said...

AWESOME. X

Julia Aston said...

This is gorgeous Loll! what a great technique and you nailed it! Julia xx

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Loll and thank you for sharing the technique, your poppies look amazing as always! x

Barb Ghig said...

You are a true artist, Loll! This is such a stunning example of how beautifully you work with different techniques and mediums! I love the effect of no line coloring on your flowers and your background is gorgeous!

Pat said...

I love these poppies Loll which you have coloured so beautifully and the splashed background in that complementary shade of yellow with the added spritz of red and green is extremely pretty with the flowers. x

Bobby said...

Oh so beautiful, Loll. I hesitate to do no line coloring and would never think to do it on an already colored background but you've accomplished it in great style. I have that stamp so when I get back to crafting, I may just have to CASE this card.