I am having such a ball with all this watercolouring, I thought I would give something a little more 'structured' a go. I have never been very good at colouring things, whether it be, pencils, watercolour paints or markers, so I decided to have a practice and use the resulting card for the Happy Little Stampers CAS - Watercolour Challenge
I had watched numerous videos on You Tube on how to use watercolours for colouring and decided that the easiest method for me, was to heat emboss the image first, in order for it to 'contain' the paint, as it seems that watercolours have a mind of their own . . . nothing wrong with that, I admire independence, but I wanted to 'control' it . . . call me a control freak if you like, but I make no apologies for it!
Anywho, first I stamped, the image with versamark on to watercolour card, then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Next, I wet the card with water and set to work. The end result wasn't as lovely as I have seen it done elsewhere, by all these very talented folk who can do amazing things with paints, pencils and markers, but for me, I didn't think it wasn't too shabby.
Finally I mounted it on to some natural cardstock, stamped a greeting and added a few splashes of paint to give it that authentic watercolour look. This is the end result. All supplies are listed below.
Cardstock - Stampin' Up, 'Natural' & watercolour cardstock.
Stamps - Clearly Besotted, 'Fresh Flowers' and Mama Elephant, 'Everyday Greetings'
Paints - Peerless Watercolours
Thank you for taking the time to visit and I appreciate all you lovely people who leave comments and I try to reciprocate, where possible. have a good weekend. Hazel x