Sunday, August 12, 2012

Papertrey's Make it Monday #77 - Watercolouring with ink pads

Papertrey is back with another Make it Monday video for inspiration.  I love this technique and have done it before ... I pulled out an old favourite set of mine - one of the first I purchased, actually!
I heat embossed the black ink (stamped in  Versamark first and then Memento Tuxedo Black) before using ink pads with an aqua brush to colour in the flowers and the leaves.  I altered the colours and went with imperfection ... :)
I used a sentiment from Movers and Shakers on the front and on the inside reading I am reminded how wonderful you are.  The flower is up on  foam dots and the leaves are glued with  Tombo Mono Multi glue and then curled up a bit for dimension.

Have you tried this technique before? How do you like it?

Paper: Kraft, Smokey Shadow; Staples 110lb white
Stamps: PTI In Bloom, Movers and Shakers; Studio Calico Houndstooth cling stamp
Ink: Distress Inks Peeled China, Bundled Sage, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint: PTI Vintage Cream;  Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc: foam dots, Tombo Mono Multi glue


Gayatri said...

Beautiful colouring, Cara! Love the layout of your card. Draws my eyes right to the gorgeous flower and sentiment. Love it.

P.S. TE stands for Tayloured Expressions

Helen F. said...

Cara, your card is stunning. Love this flower image and your color combo really looks great with the water color technique.

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful color combo and your water coloring is too! I really enjoyed this inspiration. It's a real challenge to me to use watercolor but I like the results.