Monday, March 28, 2016

Stampin' Up! Rose Garden & Rose Wonder water coloured

Water colouring, and what better set to do this with than the beautiful Rose from Stampin' Up! Today's post features creations by myself and the A Crafty Cat team, as I rediscover the art of water colouring on water colour paper.  I am having a "thing" for Elegant Eggplant, I love Blackberry Bliss but I do LOVE Elegant Eggplant that much more...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Rose Garden & Rose Wonder
I just had to do a Red Rose and now that I'm getting a little better at water colouring, this is what I created - a simple layered card highlighting the rose itself.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Rose Garden & Rose Wonder
Jan Nottingham's first attempt at Water colouring, Yellows with Mossy Meadow and Elegant Eggplant.  What a stunning colour combination - a great effort.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Rose Garden & Rose Wonder
Leanne Slattery created this gorgeous contrast of Elegant Eggplant and Mossy Meadow...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Rose Garden & Rose Wonder
This was Leanne's first attempt at water colouring - well done I think!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Rose Garden & Rose Wonder
OK I cheated on this one, I spritzed it first then went over it with the aqua pen - colours Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Rose Garden & Rose Wonder
Love these creations and have an itch in your fingers to water colour again - it is so easy,
ink up your stamp in desired colours - we used markers to do this
stamp your image on Stampin Up! water colour paper
run over the image within the lines with an aqua pen - half filled with water.
use the marker or ink pad to add ink to an acrylic block and use this as your "paint" to enhance colour
use the aqua pen to pick up ink from the acrylic block and layer your image, concentrating on where the darker areas or shadows would be.  Use scribble motions to that there are no definite lines
finally add you detail with coordinating markers again use sketchy rough lines, not precise one line outlines.

I hope to see you in class as we will be using this technique a lot more,

Yours in paper craft,

1 comment:

  1. Very nice artwork! I'm also revamping my website (www.mygerrys.com) where you can shop online for different categories. I've added different layouts for everypage to give a fresh look.

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