Friday, October 2, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge 3 - Day Two

Hello Friends! Happy Friday! Let's get right to it, shall we? I did a bit of watercoloring using a technique I learned in the online class Watercolor For Cardmakers that I took a while back. I think the technique is called faux watercolor or faux handpainting. I honestly don't remember but, it was taught by the super talented Dawn Woleslagle from WPlus9. If you haven't seen any of her videos, you need to. Really. She is amazing.

Okay...back to the card share.

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I stamped the teeny bird onto the smooth side of a piece of watercolor paper using Antique Linen Distress ink. Then I die cut it with an oval Nestie. I dusted on blue ink, while the paper was still in the die, because I like keeping a crisp white outline around the image. Then, I watercolored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. The technique: stamp an image in a light colored ink and then using a damp brush, watercolor over the stamping, softening the stamped lines to make them disappear, making the image look like it has been handpainted. Make sense? It's a really fun technique. I've used it before, you can see those posts HERE and HERE.

The rest of the card is pretty straight forward, I think; matting and adhering. And that is all I have to share today. Thank you so much for the visit! Have a fabulous Friday! Please join me here tomorrow for Day 3.


stamp set: Simply Sketched-Hostess Set(retired-Stampin' Up!) 
card stock: Dark Chocolate(GinaK Designs)
patterned paper: Minuet(Memory Box)
ink: Antique Linen, Broken China Distress Ink(Ranger)  Early Espresso(Stampin' Up!)
specialty paper: 140# Cold press Watercolor paper(Strathmore)
dies: Oval petite, Scallop Oval petite Nestabilities, Fancy Tags(Spellbinders)
coloring medium: Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens: #060 Brown, #022 Carmine, #046 Mid Green
other: chocolate sprinkles(Close to My Heart)  


Jeanne said...

Oh wow, Ms. Barb! Your use of this technique is gorgeous! I've seen it done with markers, like Copics, but I don't recall seeing it done for watercolor. How very striking! You and the ziggies have a wonderful relationship. :) Thanks so much for sharing!!

stampmonkey said...

This card is gorgeous, Barb! The simplicity of the layout really lets all of the individual elements shine --the stunning bird you watercolored {it looks like I'm going to have to check out some watercoloring tutorials now too -lol}, the beautiful scroll-y label for your sentiment, and even the patterned really looks like you stamped it in a collage style. Just gorgeous!