Thursday, April 18, 2013

Water colouring

Hello there oh crafty ones ;-)
I have been busy with lots of interesting new projects and one of them was a water colouring demonstration which my very lovely upline Ngaire had asked me to do for her team. Ngaire had also asked if I could use the Stamp called Pleasant Poppies from Stampin'Up! of course, I accepted the challenge but with very little extra time on my hands I took the easier route of C.A.S.Eing some pretty cards I had seen on my Internet travels.
 So, as I can take credit for making all the cards below, some of them were designed by extremely talented stamping artists. I will place their names beside the appropriate pictures for you.
 I was super nervous about doing the demo for the Stamparoos as they are all very talented and most of them very seasoned stampers, I wasn't sure I would be able to show them anything they didn't already know or had seen before. However they were all very kind and so thankful for me coming along to their meeting and assured me that they all learnt something new about the art of water colouring so that made me feel really happy ;-)
 Because there are quite a few pictures, I will perhaps do this in two parts, so please enjoy the first set of photos and if you have any questions about the techniques and mediums used please feel free to ask. I have been asked by some people to do a video tutorial on water colouring with Stampin' Up! products, which is how I did these, so keep posted! when I have time I will put one up for you.

This one was designed by Heather Klump of Downstairs designs, I didn't have the same ribbons or sentiment stamps as her so used what I had on hand, I stamped the Pleasant Poppies stamp from Stampin'Up! onto Crumb cake card stock using Versa mark ink, which I then heat embossed with white embossing powder, I coloured in the image with our stamp and write markers, using Real Red and Old Olive and a little bit of Cherry Cobbler to deepen the red in some parts for shadows. Because the embossed image resists ink, you can colour straight over the lines and just wipe of the excess ink when your finished which makes this a very quick card to make. I also used a white gel pen to draw in the lines around the image.

As you can see this one is pretty much the same as above but I used a wash of Whisper white craft ink using my aqua brush to coat the area I was colouring in first. This gave the card stock a lighter base to work from as I wanted to watercolour the poppies with ink from my stamp pads using the aqua brush, I used Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzaz and a little Summer Starfruit for the center of the flowers.

Okay, that's all for today, but if I get time tonight, I'll upload a few more and if not tonight I promise to do more tomorrow. Hope you like them, lots of inky hugs from.....

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