Sunday, July 5, 2009

Watercolour Technique Class

This week's class looks at different methods of watercolouring. Card one uses what I call the "spritz watercolour" method and has also been called foolproof watercolouring! It is lots of fun to experiment with and very easy to do. Using shimmer paper gives it a lovely sheen, but whisper white works too and watercolour paper would as well. I ALWAYS use waterproof black StazOn ink for watercolouring. We'll make a card similar to this one

Created by Kez. Stamped images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up! ®

For card two we will be using inks and watercolour paper. With this method I use markers for highlighting (I just LOVE how everything SU colour co-ordinates!).

Created by Kez. Stamped images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up! ®

Materials used:
  • stamps - A Kind Word, Best Yet (level 1 hostess)
  • cardstock - Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Apricot Appeal
  • papers - Sweet Slumber Speciality DSP, watercolour paper
  • other - Baja Breeze ribbon, dimensionals, aquapainter, nestabilities, Big Shot

Card three is a flower pot card; such fun to make and so pretty to give away! The roses have been stamped on Whisper White and coloured with watercolour crayons, then ink is used over the top of the crayons for highlighting. The pink has come up a bit light in the photo; it is slightly darker IRL.

Created by Kez. Stamped images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up! ®

Materials used:

  • stamps - Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Yet, A Rose Is A Rose
  • cardstock - Really Rust, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
  • other - Pretty in Pink ribbon, dotted ribbon from stash, Martha Stewart lace doily punch, Big Shot, Swiss Dots embossing folder

You've just gotta love Fifth Avenue Floral - looks great any which way you use it!

Our last technique is fun too - colour the stamp with markers then spray it with water before stamping. This method looks great with the new silhouette stamps.

Created by Kez. Stamped images ©1990-2009 Stampin' Up! ®

Materials used:
  • stamps - Upsy Daisy, Best Yet, Friendly Words jumbo wheel
  • card - perfect plum, pale plum, old olive, watercolour, very vanilla
  • other - markers (perfect plum, pale plum, old olive), 35 mm circle punch, 38 mm circle punch (non SU), dimensionals, old olive wide grosgrain ribbon, water spray bottle

Thanks for calling in. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.




Cheryl Joshua said...

Gorgeous,Gorgeous cards,I haven't used these techniques in a while,might have to have a play.Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!!

Lynda S said...

Once again...the 'Masterchef' of watercolouring has done it again!! Kez, these cards are beautiful!! Each is soft, feminine and deving. Awesome job.

Crissy Armstrong said...

You are doing an amazing job on the wc techniques! Wowza, wonderful creations! TFS!

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