Saturday, May 10, 2014

'Painted' Watercolor Cards



I'm a bit behind on my watercolor homework, so I gave myself permission to work on it out of sequence.

These cards use a technique that Sanketi taught.  I've been a huge fan of her watercolored cards, so I was excited to see that she would be teaching.

This technique kind of reminds of no-line Copic coloring where you stamp with a light ink, and it kind of blends in to look like a non-stamped image.  Similar here, but with watercolors - the trick is to use a water soluble dye ink when you stamp the image.

I was having so much fun with this that I couldn't stop at just one card.

Sanketi's example has a much more dynamic background....I'm still a little timid with my backgrounds, I need to work on making them bolder and brighter, but I think these were good first tries.



I should also admit that I don't have true watercolors right now.  These were both done with my Inktense pencils...which I love to bits, but it's a little easier to do the painted effect when you can immediately dab into a little watercolor pan/pile of color as opposed to pulling color off a pencil....I had a bit of trouble controlling the amount of water because I was wetting the brush more than I would have otherwise to pick the color up off the pencil.

I've got a couple other cards halfway done, and I need to watch today's videos, so I'm going to sign off.  Hope you are having a great weekend!

Supplies Used:
Paper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - Fog and Sea Glass Cardstock; CTMH - White Daisy cardstock; Watercolor Paper from Target
Stamps:  Unity - Wishing You Joy and Countryside Blooms Itty Bitties; WPlus9 - Quite Like You
Ink:  Distress Inks - Antique Linen and Vintage Photo; Versafine
Other:  Derwent - Inktense Pencils; Tombow - Stamp Runner; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape

20 comments:

  1. Fab cards, and it is neat that you are doing them with the supplies you have, inktense pencils are pretty great, and it is really neat to se the effect you created with them!! :)

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  2. You are so artistic, Miriam! These two cards are painted and stamped SO beautifully!

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  3. these are both fantastic!!!

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  4. OMG these are both amazing!! Wow!

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  5. Your cards are both GORGEOUS! Fab watercoloring!

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  6. Very pretty! I was going to sign up for that class, but my life is too full of Dr. appointments with my husband right now. Maybe in a month or so, I can sign up.

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  7. LOVE! Both cards are amazing!

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  8. Awesome homework...I was so intrigued with Sanketi's demonstration and wonderful her samples were...you did an outstanding job on the technique she shared. I'm afraid...very afraid to even try this...but you have given me courage to try. Well done!

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  9. Great job! Your cards are amazing!

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  10. These are so beautiful Miriam, I always enjoy visiting ur blog because u are always up with something new, it is so inspiring :)

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  11. Wow...both cards are simply gorgeous and you did this with Inktense pencils...just love the look you created!

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  12. These are spectacular! I'm super behind on the class and can't wait to learn this technique!

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  13. All of your watercolor cards are amazing. You are either a natural watercolor artist or have had more experience, and it shows. They all could be framed and used as wonderful pieces of art! Love seeing them in the gallery and so happy you are sharing!!

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  14. A.MA.ZING Miriam!
    Like totally!!!
    Could you please tell me...did you use the versafine or the distress to stamp the image on the watercolor paper?
    Many Thanks and I also love your backgrounds!!

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  15. Gorgeous cards!!! Fun class huh?

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  16. Wow!! Fabulous cards!! Love the idea of using water soluble ink and adding watercolors!! Amazing!!

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  17. Wow! I would frame both! They look so artsy! TFS

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  18. Another amazing card am technique! And another I need to try. Can I just come to your house and play!

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