Monday, October 29, 2018

Powdered Inks with Versamark - Part 2

Hi everyone.  A continuation of my post from yesterday.  I experimented with this fun technique (thanks to Dianne's wonderful instructions) and made two more card fronts.  Again, I was able to get a second pull because there was so much ink left on the stamp after the first pull.  The card above is actually the second pull (lighter) version.  It has very intense colours.  I added a little bit of sponging to the background and then used a wet brush to move it around.  The yellow ended up being too bright, so I used a paper towel to lift some of the colour to lighten ... it worked well. :)

Close-up of second pull...

For my first pull of the image, I had very deep colours of red and brown.  I thought I'd just add a little gray sponging to the background in the center mostly behind the tree.  Well, the clear embossing I did on top didn't catch all of the Brusho crystals and when I added water to blend the sponged gray, quite a bit of red bled.  Again I used a damp paper towel to smooth out the colours.  Wasn't happy with the card as a whole, so cut it down and framed with an oval card front.  I was able to save it in the end. :)

First pull ...







Stamps:  Graceful Whisper (Penny Black); Sentiments - smile today! (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Versamark; Brushos:  Vermilion, Light brown; Early Espresso (SU!); Distress Inks:  Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  paint brush (cheap), water mister, spongges, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Oval Nestabilities die (Spellbinder)


19 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful flowers and lovely soft backgrounds. TFS, Loll x

Happy Dance said...

These turned out so beautifully, Loll. I am just amazed by this technique! The colors are sooo rich and look like they give the leaves so much dimension. I love how you've 'saved' that first card, and the second pull is just incredible. Gorgeous cards. Bev

Susan said...

Great save on the first pull to create a very nice card with the oval framing. But it's the card made from the second pull that I'm swooning over. Love the soft sponged backgrounds and the perfect depth of colour on the branch!

nancy littrell said...

Two beautiful watercolored card images, Loll. Loved how you saved your 2nd card. I must try this technique...soon! Love it. Hugs..Nancy

Bonnie said...

Paper towels are one of my favorite tool! They have saved more than one card here! Love this image using this technique! The soft yellow gives the tree a lovely glow! I love it cut down and in an oval window too! Two very different cards!

Nancy Stislow said...

Having just purchased this stamp I'm thrilled with this card, so inspiring! Love how the Brushos blended when tapped with water. I cannot wait to try this and hope to achieve half as good a result as you did. Love that you got two cards from it too.

Christine Alexander said...

all the cards are beautiful Loll. I would never have know the third card had bled with the background watercolouring, you framed it so perfectly:)

Patti said...

These are really stunning Loll. I missed yesterday's post so I quickly scrolled back down and I am really WOWED!! I do not have any powdered inks but this technique has me grabbing my pocketbook! I love the bright and clean colors you achieved on all four cards! Beautifully done! I will follow your links for the complete instructions! Thank you for always sharing your wonderful finds!!

Patti

Barb Ghig said...

You are really on a roll with your powders, Loll! Great choice of images...in fact, they're perfect for this technique...so airy and elegant! Thank you for inspiring me to take my Brushos out and try this!

Greta said...

Such a great result--fun to see more cards with the technique which I really do want to try!

Maria said...

A lovely technique with a dreamy effect, Loll! Gorgeous color, so pretty!

Ina G said...

More gorgeous card using that fun technique. Love them Loll.

Linda said...

These two are stunning .... I love the stamp.
The soft colours behind are really pretty, and what a great save there too. xx

BożenA said...

Such two beautiful cards, Loll. I need to see the tutorial carefully, because I do not understand how you worked with powdered dyes. But the effect is great. I love both cards, each one has something that catches my attention.
Hugs,
BozenA

Bobby said...

I'm one step closer to trying this technique, Loll. If I wasn't leaving town for a couple of weeks there'd be no question that I'd have a card made.

Marcia HIll said...

Two beautiful, beautiful cards Loll! This is still on my list of "to do" techniques as I just LOVE the look of the rich and vibrant colors! Really like how you did the backgrounds too and great save on the 2nd card...totally looks like it was meant to be! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

Marvellous save on the second stunning card. The oval die cut has framed that unique flower/tree stem beautifully. Wow on your first two cards. Stunningly beautiful and so artsy. Wonderful water colour effect and the prettiest of colours x

Jo Manna said...

Like I said before, you are one successful technique lady. These two are no exception. ...and you save, what probably was already a beauty, alone. Both make me happy since I've pinned this in my techniques. So much to try, thank you for sharing all these approaches.
The same colour variation is truly spectacular. I do love both :D

Karen D. said...

love your results....gorgeous cards mf.
xx Karen