Tuesday, 6 May 2014
On-Line Watercolour Class Day 1 - First Post
The top card features watercolour paint applied through a stencil (Memory Box Style No. 88515). Once that was dry, I sponged Vintage Photo Distress ink on it and sponged a bit through the stencil. Then I overstamped it with a text stamp (sorry I don't remember which one). The sentiment (Stampin' Up) is is matted on some dark brown and mustard cardstock and accented with some stamped flowers (Stampin' Up). The card base is burgundy with a textured accent strip. I used a student-sized palette of Windsor and Newton's watercolour paints.
The bottom card also features the same technique - painting through a stencil (The Crafter's Workshop Mini Fish Scales). I stamped this lovely heron and grass cluster (both Old Island Stamp Company) and applied some different Distress Inks with a colour duster brush. (It's fun to play in someone else's stamp room - you get to try all sorts of things!) The cardbase is stamped with a linen background stamp (Stampin' Up) using Dark Peony Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink for a wonderful effect like Kaffe Fassett's shot cottons. It's a gorgeous effect and it did look like the shot cotton fabric (warp and weft threads are different colours). I will be using this technique again (and again and again!).
I didn't have time to try the other two techniques, but they are ones I have done before. This one was new to me and it was a lot of fun.
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