I thought I would share with you a card I made for our team training day on Saturday. It’s using watercolour pencils on watercolour paper and stamps. I used the masking technique and it seemed to work quite well. Last time I used the masking technique I got it wrong so this time I made sure I got it right. I know it looks simple because it doesn’t have all the frilly bits and bobs but I hope you like it. The green vines are the only thing not coloured with water colour pencil. Well, that’s all folks for this time, I did have another one from the workshop on Saturday but it seems to be eluding me at the moment. So I will post that later. Enjoy and thanks for visiting and reading.
Have you been waiting with “bated breath”? Today being Thursday, it’s time to share a technique, well I think this card will be appropriate as it has three techniques:
1st – find patterned paper or as in this case a photo of a postcard cut to size and attached to a piece of white card 10.5cm x 14.8cm (approx.) Watercolour paper is best if using more watercolour pencils than I have. I normally don’t give sizes because it depends on personal choice how big or small you make it.
Once cut to size, attach the photo/patterned paper where you’ve decided you want it, leaving room to stamp an image or as in this case use a border embossing folder (technique 2).
Next (technique 2) – I used a border embossing folder to fill the space, which was then painted with watercolour pencils and alcohol pens to give extra colour.
The watercolour pencils were used in an unusual way – you wet your brush and then apply to the colour pencil you want to use, you can apply direct to your project or you can build up a supply on a plastic sheet or placemat and then apply to your project. Or simply colour in as you would with a normal colour pencil and wet the brush just enough to smooth the colouring but not too wet.
The alcohol pens used for the lighter flowers and leaves – use the brush end of the alcohol pens, brushing with the brush on its side (not tip down) so that raised embossing grabs the colour from the brush.
Then technique 3 – I stamped the dragonfly stamp 4 times onto patterned paper (saves painting them) and glued 2 toger and worked out where I wanted to place them and attached with mounting foam (small pre-cut squares). The patterned paper used for the dragonflies is the same as the “mat”.
Finally, I decided I wanted to put a sentiment on as well, and having gone through the few I have, found one I thought was appropriate and stamped on smooth side of watercolour paper off cut and edged with black and attached with mounting foam.
card blank – brown cardstock
photo or patterned paper – for feature
patterned paper – for mat
white card but watercolour paper is better if using more watercolour pencils
alcohol or copic or similar pens
as well as the usual scissors, cutter/trimmer, mounting foam (sentiment), double sided adhesive tape, glossy accents or glue (for dragonflies).
I think I’ve covered everything but as always if you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them.
Well it might be Day 3 of a week but it should really be Day 3 of 5 days of cards because we mostly do just the 5 days – Monday through Friday. Anyway, on with the point of this post. Day 3 – Wednesday, so here is a very simple card, relatively easy to make not much but effective stamping, add a little bling ét voilá, you have a card made ready for any occasion. Why not have a go and make one yourself? Yes, it is a challenge and I don’t have any prizes to give except your satisfaction that you can do it too. Enjoy and thank you for visiting.
It seems I can’t get on to Facebook, so this time my card gets posted here first. Day 2 – using watercolour pencils on watercolour paper. If you like/love colouring in then it’s a good way to spend an afternoon.
Now I know you’re asking where is day 1, well, worry not, I will show you that as well. It is a simple black and white card.
So without any more babble, here are the two cards. Enjoy! Thank you for visiting.
Hi everyone, have you noticed how quickly the week goes? My partner joined me for a cardmaking afternoon on Saturday and this was the result. Would you like to hazard a guess as to which is which?? These were made using Kaszazz materials. Not sure what’s coming next week but I am card captain for the Michael Strong Stamps Group next week. So I’ll see you then. Thanks for looking. Enjoy.
Not by choice. I wanted to add a page with a different format so the system changed the lot, now I have finally got back to similar format but still looks different. Anyway, they say a change is good as a holiday. Maybe I should change it more often, what do you think?
Just to add some colour to this post, I thought I share some photos I took during 2016.
Card made by LR – May 2016
Card made by LR – May 2016
“Snowball” tree in our yard – Autumn 2016
Our backyard in July 2016
On the main range near Charlotte Pass, NSW Snowfields