Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Watercolour with Garden Wishes

Hello and welcome. Today I am taking part in a blog hop all about water colour Techniques. There are so many things you can do with water colour so you are sure to see some amazing projects and perhaps learn a thing or two as well.

I have used a different water colour technique than what you might automatically think of when you think water colour. First here is the card I made, then I will tell you how I created the background.

So how did I create the background? It is so much easier than what you think. I used the largest acrylic block we have. I chose three colours of ink pads that the colours would look blended. I used Shaded Spruce, Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue. I inked straight onto the acrylic block. I started with Shaded Spruce down the bottom, then stamped Coastal Cabana and finally Balmy Blue at the top. If you use the normal stamp pads you will have to wipe some away before you can stamp the next colour. But if you use the small uninked stamp spots for this technique, then you won't have to wipe any ink away.

Once you have all the ink on the acrylic block, use a spritzer to wet the ink. The more water you put on the more of a water colour look you will get. Then just stamp the acrylic block onto your paper.
You can see on my card that the Blamy Blue section at the top has a mottly section. This is the effect you get when you don't wet the ink as much with the spritzer.

This technique works on both white card stock and water colour paper, but it does look better on the water colour paper.

Now that you have seen my card, it is time to see what everyone else has created.

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  1. This is gorgeous, and such a lovely way to feature this set!

  2. Great card Narelle. I love this technique as well. So effective but easy to do.

  3. Wow, Narelle - this is beautiful! I love the saturation of colour, and especially love the mottled look you achieved at the top. Your card is beautifully put together.

  4. Fun technique! Beautiful card

  5. Lovely card Narelle, love the colours used :-)