Water colouring is one area of fiddling about that I love, I frequently use watercolour techniques to produce a card. I love the fluidity, translucency and the range of colour and depth that one can achieve. I also, strangely for a control freak like me, love the unexpected and varying outcomes that occur almost every time I go there. From time to time I have tried my hand at water colouring, but unfortunately, I get myself hung up on the technical issues such as clouds...how do you achieve that magical appearance of them being lit from behind? Visiting art galleries and studying the great works of others simply reinforces my opinion that not many artists have managed to get it right...but I will keep trying.
Back to MIM 158, here is my card...love the slightly out of focus look...or maybe that's more due to my photography...:)
I used PTI Cardstocks, Simply Chartreuse and Classic Kraft with watercolour paper as the main panel.
To make the card I put distress inks directly onto my craft sheet, close together but separate, then muddled the stamps through them to gain colour where I wanted it.
I very lightly misted the stamps before pressing them onto the paper. The sentiment uses Versafine Vintage Sepia. The main stamp set is PTI Larger Than Life. The sentiment is from Embroidered Blooms. The dark brown twine and little rhubarb sprinkle on the knot are both from Annabelle Stamps.
The colours are poor in this photograph, the little flower is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, not blue as it appears. I was thinking that this would be a nice item to use inlay diecutting, for initials or tiny scenes, as they would be nice and flat...mmmm might have to try that.
These last four have gotten the bug out of my system...I know how they work best now. They were fun to do with the inlay die cutting, and I had fun designing little surprises for the inside, including an owl. The last little one was just made with stickers, not something I normally use much, but I thought this would be fun for a child.