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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Watercolour Techniques #2

Last week I held a workshop on watercolour techniques for cards (please see my ‘Ideas’ page for further information).  This went really well, and I think everyone was pleased with the results they achieved.  There were so many techniques that I couldn’t fit them all in.  However, here are two variations of techniques we used:

With this card I embossed the flower outline stamp in the ‘Know what I Love’ stamp set from Sale-A-Bration with white embossing powder (both projects use watercolour card).  I then misted with water and added Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist and Watermelon Wonder ink on the bottom half with a sponge.

I embossed on black card the sentiment and add three candi dots to match the ink colour, and adhered with foam pads to the card front.  Mat and layered onto paper from the ‘Pretty Petals’ DSP stack and put it onto a 6x6 easel card blank.


The second card, I stamped the sentiment from the ‘Party with Cake’ set and the outline of the humming bird from the ‘Picture Perfect’ stamp set.  Stamp the sentiment first so that you know where to place the birds. Using stamp and write markers (2015-17 in colour set) I scribbled random bits of colour onto the birds.  I then misted with water (the more water the more the colour disperses) and let dry.  I added enamel dots from the ‘It’s my Party’ range.  Mat and layered on to the ‘It’s my Party’ DSP and ont
o a 6x6 easel card blank.

Using water and colour on cards gives your work an artistic quality, and you don’t need to be particularly artistic to archive it.  Experiment with different techniques and styles and you will find you can make some simple but stylish cards very quickly.

My next workshop on the 26th February, Wild Party,  and we will be using the Botanical Gardens papers, stamps and die sets.  We will be making 4 notelets and storage box.  Remember to email me to book your place by Friday 12th February (this Friday!).  Cost is £10 – but free when you spend £20 or more on the day.  If this is your first workshop, then it is free AND you get £10 off your order placed on the day.

 

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