Friday, 18 August 2017

Watercolour Tutorial

A couple of days ago I showed you a card on which I had done a watercolour technique. It wasn't your normal watercolour technique, and I promised to come back and show you how I did it. This is the card in case you didn't see it.

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I have done a colour dropping watercolour technique on this card. Here is a step by step to how you do it.

Select an image which has a large area or largish sections. It is easier to control the colour variance in larger sections. 

Stamp your image onto waterolour paper using Versamark ink. Then heat emboss it using white embossing powder.

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Get  your colours ready that you are going to use. Open your ink pad and drop some colour from your reinker onto the lid. I used Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry for the rose, and Tranquil Tide and Garden Green for the leaves.

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Grab an Aqua Pen and fill one section of the image with water. It is best to have one aqua pen for plain water and one for each colour you are going to use.

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Then using another aqua pen, pick up some ink from the drop of ink on the lid of the ink pad and touch the water. The colour will transfer and spread. Don't touch the water again just let the colour do its thing. 

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Grab another aqua pen and repeat the process with another colour. This time, touch the water droplet from the other end.

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You can get some amazing colour combinations depending on the colours you have chosen. Mine turned an orange colour where the two colours blended.

Repeat the process until all the image is coloured. Leave it aside to dry. Don't try to force it dry by using a heat tool as this will move the colours around and blend them too much. You may end up with a single colour image rather than the variegated look.

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Because I wasn't very careful or perhaps very good, at keeping the water within the embossed  lines, I did get some bleed out side of the image. So I fussy cut the rose and leaves out before I adhered them to my card,

This is such a fun technique, and I can see it being truly spectacular on some other stamps, like the Magical Mermaid stamp.

Don't forget that this month I am sponsoring the Red Mood Board challenge over at Off the Rails Scrapbooking. So make sure you have a go and enter.


Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


1 comment:

  1. Narelle that looks like a very fun technique. The card turned out fantastic.xx

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