Monday, November 4, 2019

Floral Spray No Line Watercoloring

 
Hello Crafters! 

Happy Monday! 
I have been putting up videos recently but I'm behind on blogging them. 
So you might see one or two post relatively close together. 
I'm not trying to blow up your inbox, honest. 


This card was shared over on Honey Bee Stamps Blog earlier this week. This set is a little extra special because it was illustrated by my amazing friend Emily Midgett. If you aren't familiar with Emily you need to be immediately! She's an amazing watercolorist! You check out her blog here and her Youtube here


I have a specific way I prefer to do my no line coloring but please do whatever works for you. I like using minimal water as it gives me more control. It also dries super fast so working the entire piece is much faster in general. In order to ensure I have minimal water I blot the base of my brush with a paper towel. This removes the excess moisture from the base but still leaves enough water gathered at the end to work with. 

You can see my entire process in the video below. 


One of my very favorite things about watercoloring is all the color variation! Make sure you let the water do the work if that's what you're looking for. If you're constantly playing with it you'll mix the colors on your own and end up with something very one note. 


Here you can see that beautiful metallic sentiment. Metallic embossing is so hard to photograph! In real life it's worth it though because it looks amazing! 

Thanks so much for dropping by! 


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Monday, October 28, 2019

Altenew 2019 Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set Release Blog Hop


Hello Crafters! 

I'm so excited to be part of the Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set Release! You should have arrived here from the super talented Jaycee Gaspar. 
If you're just popping in Make sure you head back to the very beginning on the Altenew Card Blog so you don't miss a thing. 

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog

by 11/2/2019 for a chance to win.

They are also generously drawing a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/4/2019.



I really loved these watercolors guys. 
All. The. Shimmer. 
In order to show off the shimmer in the best way possible I decided to use black cardstock. 
Full transparency this is not watercolor card stock. 
Because I didn't use watercolor cardstock I had to use a minimal amount of water. 
Still worked amazing. 


I started by masking a small square to make room for my sentiment. I just used a post it note which totally worked by the way. Just trim it down to the size you need. I traced my square with a white gel pen to mark where to stamp my sentiment. 
I stamped the rose bouquets from Forever in Love across the top in clear ink and then removed the mask. I heat set the flowers in white embossing powder. Make sure to clean up your stray embossing powder before heating it. Since the sentiment is meant to be a clean square it's important there's no white speckles inside. 


Once tht was done I did the same with my sentiment. 
Then the fun part...
Painting! 

Like I said earlier I used minimal water since I wasn't working on watercolor paper. 
I did layer the colors to add variety of color to the shimmer. 
Once the painting was done I re-masked my square and spattered a very little bit of Prasiolite in the background. 


Here you can see a close up of the shimmer. 
It's so beautiful in real life! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Zinia Redo.




Friday, October 25, 2019

Watercolor Bleaching with Distress Inks and Oxides: WaffleFlower

Hello Crafters! 

I'm a day late but let's be honest that's early for me. 
We've nearly made it to Friday ya'll. Praise Jesus Hallelujah!

I was over on the WaffleFlower Blog yesterday sharing these two cards using a fun watercolor bleaching technique. I've done this before but I thought it would be cool to see a side by side comparison of the technique with distress inks and distress oxides. So, that's what I did! 



I started with watercolor paper as my base to make sure I could cleanly removed the ink for the technique. I heat embossed the peony bouquet in white on the watercolor cardstock. I chose the exact same colors in each type of ink so it would be a true apples to apples comparison.


The backgrounds were done exactly the same way. I covered the entire background with Cracked Pistachio. I then added Evergreen Bough about 3/4 of the way down. Peacock feathers the embossing and slightly outside. The Mermaid Lagoon over just the embossed portion. The technique works best over darker colors. 

I then spattered both backgrounds with clean water, perfect pearls, and Nuvo Mica Mist for all the shine! 


For the actual :bleaching portion" there's no bleach involve. We're just going to remove some color with clean water. I prefer to use a smaller brush but you can use whatever you're comfortable with. 

You'll just lay clean water down  on top of the embossed image, let it sit for a few seconds and then blot it up with a clean paper towel. I like to work in small sections because it's easier to control the water that way. Once you've removed all the color from your embossed image, and it's dry, you can add some dimension with alcohol markers. 

You can see what I mean in the video below.


While I don't think the cards look drastically different from each other I do prefer the distress ink one just because the colors are slightly richer. 

Which one do you prefer? 


Thank so much for stopping by! 
See you soon! 



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