Sunday, May 18, 2014

watercolor card using a stamped image

Here's a card i made to say THANKS to student teacher who worked very closely with Brady this year.  She finished her practicum.

I stamped the image using a light Distress ink color (antique linen, i think) then i painted it using other distress inks.  i finished it by adding some sparkle with my new Stella Wink pen and a banner that i created and cut on my Silhouette.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Watercolor card

I just came back from a family reunion weekend in the Charlevoix region. Very nice place. We were celebrating my grandmother who is turning 87 this week. I was in charge of making the card and I wanted something soft with a handmade feel. I saw a great tutorial from k. Werner on YouTube using distress inks as watercolor and decided to try it myself. I've never watercolored before so I tested all of my watercolor type mediums and decided to do the card with Gelatos (it made it look more dreamy). So the background is made with Gelatos and the sentiment is hand written with Copic white opaque paint. i also added some shadow to the lettering with a soft grey pencil.  It's big... 9x12 (we were 9 to sign it) 

 I LOVE how it turned out and I'll probably be making more cards in this style.

At the time I made the card I was registered for the "watercolor for cardmakers" but the class only started today, I can't wait to learn new techniques!