Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Having a bit of fun with watercolours

I made the floral panel on this card by colouring in a Hero Arts background stamp with my Tombow markers.  Then I misted it with water, and pressed my water colour paper onto the stamp.  I then misted it with a mix of shimmer paint and Isocol (rubbing alcohol).  I really like how all the colours just flow into each other, so there are no harsh outlines :)  This is the first time I have tried this technique, but I think I'll be using it a lot in the future!
I hope you can make out the shimmer on the flowers and leaves - it looks so nice in real life, but just doesn't photograph that well :(
 The colour scheme is from a ColourQ challenge  #96
And the Card sketch is from The Paper Players Challenge #57

11 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Thanks for explaining the technique and the addition of the spritz really addes a wonderful finishing touch! thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

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  2. Oh this is gorgeous! What a lovely effect that technique gives and the addition of the glimmer mist makes it perfect! So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!

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  3. Oh wow ... your card is just beautiful, I love the softness and beauty achieved by this technique, I bet it looks stunning in real!!!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Players!

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  4. Such lovely watercolor, Michelle. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

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  5. Michelle, the technique you used really does create a soft image - perfect for this stamp. I love your creative take on the layout and the colors are fabulous. I bet it is absolutely gorgeous IRL.
    So glad you shared it with the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  6. Gorgeous, Michelle! I LOVE how you snipped out the flowers. It gives such great dimension! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  7. Your card has such a beautiful softness to it, Michelle! Such a wonderful take on this weeks challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

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  8. Hi Michelle! What a wonderful technique you used for this gorgeous creation! The cut out image really showcases it beautifully, too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at ColourQ. :)

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  10. The watercolor effect is just beautiful, Michelle! The shimmer is so pretty, and I love the way you cut out the flowers and popped them up. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!

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