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Showing posts with label Quotes. Show all posts

Friday, September 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up Challenge - Watercolour Wash - Mid Month Reminder!

I'm here today to remind everyone that there's still time to join in the September CAS Mix Up Challenge
You have until Sept 24th to link up your watercolour wash CAS card.
There are several YouTube videos on watercolour wash over at the challenge blog so you can learn a new technique in the process!  We're always looking for new ways to be creative on our cards right?!

For my reminder card I used stamping, watercolour wash, wet embossing, dry embossing, Nuvo Jewel Drops and sequins!
I stamped my sweet Agatha Flower from Stampotique and the Monet quote from PaperArtsy using Archival Jet Black ink on a panel of watercolor paper.  I quickly covered the stampings with clear embossing powder and heat embossed them.  I did a water colour wash over the background with blue and green watercolor paints and water.  After the background dried, I water coloured the flower girl image  
(I had a little color bleed off her hair - oops! Oh well, no art is perfect right??)

 I added Orange Marmalade and Key Lime Nuvo Jewel Drops to the flower center and stem for a little gloss and dimension. 
 (Trying to show the gloss in this close up)
 So please join us and link up your watercolour wash CAS card up over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge blog!  



Stamps:  Trees and Flowers - Eclectica3 Alison Bomber - Paper Artsy, Flower Girl - Stampotique
Paper:  Canson Watercolor Paper, White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, watercolor paints, water, paint brushes, painters tape (to mask edge), Heritage Embossing folder - Provo Craft, Vintage Chic Sequins - Lucy's Shop, Key Lime and Orange Marmalade Nuvo Jewel Drops.

Friday, September 1, 2017

September CAS Mix Up Challenge - Watercolour Wash

What a fun challenge for September over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge!  Bonnie is our host this month and this is her challenge!
Here is the definition of watercolour wash that Bonnie has over on the challenge blog:

wash is a term for a visual arts technique resulting in a semi-transparent layer of color. Normally only one or two colours of wash are used. [from Wikipedia]

There are also several links to YouTube videos on this technique on the blog.
I watched this one to learn about Watercolour Wash:  Watercolor Wash 3 Ways by LindsayWeirich

I used watercolour wash, stamping, and my choice of dry embossing and sequins on my CAS card today!
I took a panel of Arches Watercolor paper and did a watercolor wash over it using a blue and a dark pink watercolor paint mixed with water.  After the panel had dried, (speeded up a bit with my heat tool!) I stamped the trees along the bottom and the quote above them using Archival Jet Black ink. To keep it CAS,  I cut the panel down to fit onto the bottom half of my card
I embossed another watercolor paper panel using Tim Holtz Tall Pines embossing folder.  I layered the panels to a white card base.

So we hope you will try doing a watercolour wash on your CAS design card and link it up over at the the September CAS Mix Up Challenge!  You have until Sept 24th to link up!





Stamps:  Tree Line - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous,  Trees and Flowers/Alison Bomber/Eclectica3 - PaperArtsy
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  dark pink and blue watercolor paints, paint brush, water, Tall Pines Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Sugar blend sequins - Avery Elle.