Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hello Lovely



Hey everyone!  I'm continuing my quest to leave no stamp unloved, and pulled out one of my newest acquisitions from Concord and 9th, this Hello Lovely stamp.

Happily, because the stamp is new, I can link up with the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge - Try Something New.



Anyway, I wanted to watercolor, and I was debating whether to use lines or no-line.  I decided to no-line, and to use my WPlus9 Fairy Dust ink pad for the 'non-lines' when I discovered that the Fairy Dust ink will actually pick up the color you watercolor, but a shade darker.  This provides a really cool look and makes you look like a much better watercolorer than you might be otherwise..  I will say that I was using my MISTI and did ink/stamp several times because the color is quite light and I wanted to be sure I saw all the lines, so this might have contributed to this effect.



I used Kuretake Gansai watercolors for the painting, and added a bunch of splatter at the end.  I tend to use not just black, but also colors that I used in the painting.  I think this warms up the card and gives it a more cohesive look.  Plus really, the more splatter the better, right?

Because of my little ink discovery, this came together so much faster than it would have otherwise.  I'm definitely going to use this technique again!

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19 comments:

  1. And NOW I need this ink pad!! Wowee wow wow!!! That is soooo very cool! This might be the only way I could ever no line anything more often ;)! So gorgeous, Miriam! And yes, I agree--I'm all about the splatter!! :)

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  2. Stunning!! This is just awesome!!

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  3. Ack!! The florals! So well done. Love how the ink pulled in the watercolors ... I wonder if that would happen with any other inks too?

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  4. That turned out so pretty! I need to get that stamp:)

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Miriam. I SO need to try no-line water colouring!

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  6. This absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your quest and think I might adopt it. Fun tip about the ink...I can use all the help and tips I can get for coloring. Lol. So glad you joined us for our Try Something New Challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9!

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  7. This is stunning, Miriam, your coloring looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along at Where Creativity Meets C9!

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  8. Very pretty...love the soft look.

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  9. Absolutely marvelous. Seriously, so beautiful. The colors are so eye-catching, and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us over at Where Creativity Meets C9!

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  10. Only one word needed...GORGEOUS!! Love the colors you chose and the splattering. So happy you joined us in the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge.

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  11. Beautiful card, your no line looks amazing.

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  12. What a beautiful image and so perfectly colored, too! Totally agree about the splatters ;).

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  13. This is stunning!! The way you colored this and then used the splatters-just beautiful. I would frame this and hang it on my wall!!

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