Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stenciled Day 2 - Watercolors



Dropping in today to share another stenciled card.

One of the techniques from Day 2 (yesterday) was to create a stenciled background using watercolors.

I thought I would take that a step further and make the watercolored stencil the focal point instead of just the background.

I pulled out my Inktense pencils and started by painting a light wash of blue over the entire panel.  To speed things up, I used my heat gun to dry the panel.  Then I placed this Dreamweaver's Lotus Background stencil over top.  I wanted to create a scene rather than an allover pattern, so you can see that I only colored in a portion of the stencil.



Once I had the stencil taped down, I went in with my paintbrush, pulling color directly from the Inktense pencils and colored in selected portions of the stencil to create a scene.

The sentiment, from Verve, was stamped with Versafine, and to soften the transition from the main panel to the card base I added a vellum mat.

This was so easy and really a quick card to make.  I'm going to link it up over at Dreamweaver's as their CAS challenge is still going on.

Thanks for stopping by, come back tomorrow for another Stenciled card!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Watercolor Paper from Target; Avery Elle - White Cardstock; Recollections - Vellum
Stamps:  Verve - Grace Plain Jane
Ink:  Versafine
Other:  Derwent - Inktense Pencils; Dreamweaver's - Lotus Background Stencil; Tombow - Stamp Runner

20 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the tip on using vellum to soften the layering!

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  2. Love your gorgeous result! Way to color the stenciled background and make it shine! And excellent choice of sentiment, too!

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  3. Stunning! It's beautiful and perfect in every way!

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  4. Stunning....simply stunning. It has a Monet look about it, amazing card!

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  5. Wow!! This is amazing!! Love the scene you created!! I love this technique, i hope to try it soon!!

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  6. WOW !... Such a beautiful card, and a beautiful technic !

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  7. What a perfect stencil for this technique! Beautiful card!

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  8. OHHHHHH! What a beautiful card! LOVE that stencil! I have got to figure out why I missed Day 2 email! I never received it! MUST catch up!!! LOL!

    LOVE:) <3

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  9. This is beautiful! You used the colored pencils to do *that*?! Wow. I never would have guessed that's what you had planned :)

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  10. Wow.. the watercolor effect is fantastic! Love how you used this stencil, Miriam. <3

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  11. Gorgeous as always! Love the effect you did!

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  12. This is just beautiful! Great job witht he water coloring. Another stencil for on my wish list!

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  13. Love the Monet waterlilies look! Thank you for joining us at Dreamweaver Stencils this month.

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  14. I'm here visiting from the Stenciled class. Your card caught my eye in the gallery. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you made it look like a dreamy painting!

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  15. Just gorgeous, Miriam! Love the watery effect of your Inktense and wet brush technique! Thanks for linking with our challenge at Dreamweaver once again! Would you mind posting this on the Dreamweaver Facebook page, or allowing me to?
    Pam

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  16. Lovely water lilies and scene you created. Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare!

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