Wednesday 13 July 2022

Technique Tuesday Blog Hop - Watercolour Techniques.

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Welcome to Crafty Collaborations Texture Tuesday Blog Hop. This is my first time joining this hop and having seen previous ones from this group well let me say I am chuffed to be here. It's watercolour month at Stampin' Up! so I was not surprised to see the water colour theme pop up. There's so many ways you can watercolour on your cards, but for today's hop I am giving No Line Watercolouring on my card. I have seen this technique around over a lot of years but never given it a go before. 

Happiness Abounds Card Front

Happiness Abounds Card side

Happiness Abounds Card inside

I watched heaps of basic videos and one thing they all consistently said is it takes practice and time. Well these flowers took me a bucket load of time I will admit but I am so happy with how they turned out.

Flower step 1     Flower step 2
Colour each petal one at a time allowing them to dry before doing a petal next to it. Trust me it looks like a hot mess at times but it comes together eventually. I kept the stamp on hand to see where my lines were. My initial lines were a little darker than they should have been but they eventually disappeared.

flower adding another layer of colour     more layers and the stamen
Instead of leaving your ink pads open as you colour smoosh a block into the pad then get your ink from there. It's winter here and my heater dries everything out so this saves my ink pad moisture content big time!

last flower picture
Use the Stampin; Write marker on the fine end and draw some features of the flower to highlight them. I then used the brush end to flick splatters at the base panel for some extra texture.

Final card photo

I used the dies to cut the flowers but then didn't like the white boarder so fussy cut them with my paper snips. both flowers are added with Dimensionals under them. extra leaves were stamped, coloured with a water wash then cut to add more texture. I also pen stitched because it looks good. Add your ribbon, your sentiment and Tah Dah it's done!


Stamp set / Bundle, Happiness Abounds

Cardstock, Basic white Card for the card base, Polished Pink for the frame layer, Shimmer card for the front panel and for the Flowers. I used shimmer because I love its little sparkle and its lack of texture. Our Fluid 100 has a textured surface and I didn't want that for what was in my head. A strip of Basic white for your sentiment.

Ink Colours, So Saffron - stamped off for the initial images. Memento, Polished Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue and Soft Sea Foam.

Other, Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding Ribbon, Elegant Faceted Gems.

Tools, Water Painters

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