Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Watercolor for Card makers #6

I previously posted the 2nd generation stamp, this is the 1st stamp and I really love the bright colors. I  changed the layout a little, I wanted more color to highlight the wildflowers. I used Tim Holtz markers and Hero Art Stamp. I think this is my favorite of the two. 

Watercoloring for card makers #5

Okay my second attempt at faux hand watercoloring. I am not sure I really have it yet, this is way more complicated then I usually do. I used Tim Holtz distress paints on my acrylic block as my pallet and the stamp is from PTI- Year of Flowers. I hope it at least a good start ;-)

Watercolor for Card makers #4

OH WOW is this technique fun, Laura B showed on the 1st day of class how to make a colorful background with your clear blocks and I love it! So very fun and simple! I used Tim Holtz Broken Glass and Peeled Paint to make the background. I embossed the sympathy sentiment with white embossing powder and the flowers are from memory box. I will be making more of these to have on hand. Make it a great day!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Watercolor class #3

I used Tim Holtz Distress markers on the back of the Hero Arts Wildflower stamp, misted it with water and stamped it on Tim Holtz watercolor paper- this is my 2nd generation. I love these Tim Holtz colors together- ripe persimmon, peacock feathers, seedless preserves, and peeled paint. The Dizzy Doily die is from My Favorite Things. Hope you like it! Thanks for checking it out!

Watercolor for Card Makers #2

I think this technique is soooooo cool! I stamped the Taylor Expressions Oops A Daisy, hand drew the stems and covered the daisies and stems with rubber cement and let it dry! Side note: Did you know you need to show and ID to buy rubber cement? I didn't! I guess you have to be 18 to buy it in Iowa. At twice that age and then some, it made me laugh! Anyway, once the glue was dry, I covered the background with watercolors (set from Hobby Lobby). I really don't like the hard lines that are around the edge of my background, I need some more practice with that. Once the background was dry, I rubbed off all the rubber cement. FYI--I did find that just using my fingers is better than an eraser. The eraser can rub off your watercolor if you go out of the lines. Thanks for stopping by!

Watercolor online class #1

I LOVE this watercolor class, I am a very clean and simple card maker and I was worried it would be a lot of detailed and involved ideas but there is so many things that fit my style and lots of techniques that don't take an hour to make. Love it! Oh, I already said that ;-)

I just bought my first stamps from Rubbernecker last month (details below). And they just scream "watercolor me." So I did! I added 3 different Distress markers in 'red' tones to the back of the stamp, misted it and stamped it on watercolor paper. I let that dry, used my stamp portioner and added another layer of dark red to the center of the flowers. I used my paint brush to splatter green and and yellow speckles around the background. Again, let it dry, added the detail lines (stems & flowers) with Ranger black Archival ink. Last, I used black liquid enamel to add black dots to the center of the flowers. Hope you like it! Have a great day!

Supplies: Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Rubbernecker Layered Flowers, Verve Stamps (sentiment), MFT Leaf-filled Flourish, 6*6 PP Bo Bunny Zip-A-Dee Doodle.