Thursday, May 15, 2014

Watercolor Class ~ Lesson Four

Hello Friends! This is my second post for the day. If you are looking for the MelJen's Designs Thursday Challenge, please scroll down.

Lesson Four in the Watercolor for Cardmakers Class, presented quite a challenge for me. I made several attempts, using several stamps. The challenge was not the technique, rather, I was having a difficult time finding a stamp that would work with the technique taught. It seemed that everything I tried, failed. Finally, I just decided to go with a set from Stampin' Up! and I really like the finished project.

The idea with this lesson was to paint over a stamped image to make it look as if it were watercolored...Faux hand-painting. Easy enough if one has the right stamp. is my card...

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I really enjoyed this lesson and the teachers were fabulous! After die-cutting the watercolor paper, I inked the image with Distress Markers and painted it using Distress Inks pads and water. I created shadows and shading with the Distress Markers. For a bit of whimsy, and because most of the teachers are doing it, I added a few ink spatters to the image. Fun! Fun!

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stamp set: Happy Watercolor(Stampin' Up!)
card stock: Very Vanilla, More Mustard(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: The Sweetest Thing-Tangerine(My Mind's Eye)
specialty paper: 140lb cold press watercolor paper(Strathmore)
ink: Wild Honey, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain Distress Ink(Ranger)  Early Espresso(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Deckled Edge Rectangles(Spellbinders)
bling: Sand sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)  shimmer spray(Blessed Designs by B)
other: Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive Distress Markers(Ranger)  Linen thread(Stampin' Up!)


Sheila H said...

Beautifully done, Barb. The flower is so pretty and delicate looking, exactly like a watercolor painting. The bow and sequins are perfect as is the splatter. This is classically elegant.

Jeanne said...

Wow! This looks amazing, Barb. I'd say you finally found a winner for sure! Thanks for not giving up, because I'd hate to miss this beauty. :)