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Monday, May 11, 2015

Watercolors

Hello!  I've been playing with my watercolors again.  There is just something that I like about the look that I love, and even though I haven't mastered the technique yet, I'm getting closer.  I just need to practice more (a good excuse to stamp, I'm thinking).

I wanted to enter the Mod Squad Challenge, so this is what I came up with:


I used a Hero Arts stamp and colored it with markers.  Then I spritzed it and stamped it on a watercolored background.  I spattered the blue with my paintbrush.  I love the softness.  It's just a clean and simple card, and I like that the watercolored image is the focal point.

The next card is on a watercolored background.  I used the flowers from Gina K Designs Frames and Flowers kit and a Heidi Swapp sentiment.  The centers of the flowers are watercolored and I used gold micro beads for the centers.


The next card is also from the Frames & Flowers set from Gina K. Designs.  I colored the carnation stamp with markers and stamped, then I stamped the jar with a black Palette stamp pad and watercolored the water, along with more watercolors on the carnation.

On the following card I heat embossed the image with black embossing powder then watercolored the background.  I like the way it turned out.


The fish stamp from My Paper Moon was stamped with Noir (black) Palette ink. I have found it doesn't run like the Memento ink when it's spritzed with water.  I watercolored the fish and his background, then matted it and placed it on a watercolor splatted background. I used various shades of blue sequins for the air bubbles.


So, as you can see, I got to play a little bit this weekend.  Practice makes perfect, so I'm hoping to get a little more practice in this week.  :-)

I hope you get to be crafty this week!

2 comments:

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, I just love all your watercoloring. Each card is a little different, and they all look wonderful!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Mod Squad!

Donna Ellis said...

wow wow WOW, Becky! I am soooo jello about your watercolor techniques! I want to play more using your techniques. They are just beautiful! There is something very special about the transparency of watercolors and their softness. All your cards are pretty - I can't choose a favorite - but....

the fish card - I do like the way the blue comes thru in a diagonal fashion on the top and bottom, and how you put green on the sides. VERY pretty color placement

Love the softness for your nature's silhouette card - I can almost hear all the activity by insect wings.

I ALWAYS forget to use stencils, and your carnation looks amazing with the colorful lattice background and pretty blue mason jar.

Your grouping of Gina K flowers looks REALLY pretty, and I like the subtle colors in the background.

The pink masterpiece looks wonderful with that bleeding pink and slightly white diagonal line in the background - they are all gorgeous!

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