Thursday, April 1, 2010

more watercolouring

these examples are created by drawing on the card stock with the pencils then using an aqua painter to blend the colours. The cat and butterfly images where stamped with Whisper White Craft ink first, then once dried (I used a heat tool to hurry up the exercise) you can colour with the pencils. Means you can turn a solid stamp into a detailed one if you want. Normal the cat one is used as a silhouette so with this technique I can change it.
I used Watercolour paper for the Upsy Daisy sunset card. Just coloured the card using the pencils straight and then brushed it out with the aqua painter. As you can see the aqua pen is a very useful tool. It is like a paint brush but you can fill it with water and it saves having a glass of water on your table, these often get knocked over ruining all your work. The Stampin' Up! set of Aqua Painters have got two brushes in the set- one with a medium tip, the other a large one and are great value at only $23.50NZ for the set. The water colour pencils are $44.95NZ for 24 assorted colours and in a great tin to protect them.
I used-
stampsets: C for Cat, Upsy Daisy, Inspired by Nature & Butterfly Prints.
ink: Whisper White craft, basic black & going grey.
paper: watercolour, basic black, whisper white, so saffron, ruby red, kraft & cream confetti
accessories: hemp twine, latte button, so saffron brads, basic black 1/4" ribbon
tools: crimper

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