I don't typically watercolor a whole lot. I'm not comfortable with it as a medium and I tend to be too much of a perfectionist to really throw myself into it. I've taken a few classes to try to get a better understanding of techniques and colors, but I still find myself reaching for my copics more than any other medium. Today, I decided to just let go and play with some watercolors!
I started by heat embossing my sentiment and all of my images on watercolor paper with some white embossing powder. I love this technique. It helps the perfectionist in me stay inside the lines! I used distress inks on a makeshift pallet (laminated paper) and a water brush to do my actual watercoloring. I love how vibrant the colors are even after they dry. I used 2 colors for the roses and leaves in order to get some dimension, but I also used 3 different blues for the background. I wanted it to be darker around the sentiment so it wouldn't get lost in the haze of blue! I adhered my watercolor panel to a Fog cardstock base using some Be Creative tape. It really helps keep that sucker down even if it was a little warped! I finished it all off by adding a sprinkling of my favorite sparkling clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
I'm entering this card into four separate challenges! Holy Moly!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Resist (I used watercolor resist for this one.)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge - Spring
Inspired By All the Little Things: See the inspiration photo
Awesome coloring! A wonderful card!ReplyDelete
Glad you felt the need to let go and try your hand again at watercoloring! You did an incredible job so you should be pleased! Such a pretty result!! So glad you joined us this week at Inspired by All the Little Things where I am guesting!ReplyDelete
Rachel, your card is beautiful. Love the colors :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful in every way! Your watercolor is fantastic!ReplyDelete
I think you did a wonderful job. Water colouring is one of my favourite things to do. You aced it and you created a very pretty card. So happy you joined us at Inspired by All the Little Things!ReplyDelete
Stunning, love the simplicity and beautiful colours achieved here.ReplyDelete
Your card is a beautiful take on the inspiration photo. I love that you just 'went for it' when watercolouring, and it looks SO GREAT! Thanks for playing with us at Inspired by All the Little Things!ReplyDelete
Oh, this is beautiful! I love your watercolouring! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!ReplyDelete
Stunning card Rachel, the flowers are beautiful, gorgeous watercoloring, and I love the colours and simple design too :-)ReplyDelete
thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges
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Wow! This is beautiful Rachel. I just love the soft watercoloring! Thanks for playing with us at Inspired by All the Little Things :)!ReplyDelete
I think you did a wonderful job with your watercolor, Rachel, this is really lovely!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty & easy on the eyes.ReplyDelete
This is so pretty and I love the colours you've chosen and the soft, delicate feel you've captured with the watercoloring ~ beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)ReplyDelete