Sunday, April 13, 2014

A-very New Watercolour Technique...


With watercolour so "in" at the moment, I thought I'd have a bit of an experiment using Gelatos, clear embossing and black ink. Using watercolour paper, I created the base layer of my panel by scribbling Gelatos in pink/red/orange/light orange/yellow, then diluting and blending these colours with water and a paintbrush.  Once this layer was thoroughly dried, I stamped these gorgeous Avery Elle scallops in Versamark Watermark and American Crafts Zing clear embossing powder, and heat set. Lastly I used my Momento Ink Tuxedo Black and Momento Luxe Tuxedo Black to soak into the watercolour paper in the areas not heat embossed, wiping off the excess ink with a baby wipe. I mounted the watercolour panel onto black cardstock, before pop-dotting onto the black front panel. I love the contrast between the glossy coloured surface and the matt black. After a few unsatisfoctory attempts at adding a sentiment, I decided I prefer this card without one ;)

Playing along with Avery Elle Water Color Challenge
 

18 comments:

  1. I love how you achieved the water colored background. Embossing over the background and added black ink over that is genius. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  2. Those colors are stunning against the black background. Love it! Thanks for playing along with Avery Elle!

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  3. Such a dynamic card, Lyndal--absolutely gorgeous colors! Thanks so much for joining the AE Watercolor Challenge!

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  4. Fabulous! Very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at AE's challenge!

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  5. Wow, that turned out beautifully! Love the saturated color:)

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  6. Just fabulous!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASolgoy. May

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  7. Absolutely GORGEOUS background!!!! I love what you did! Now I am going to try it! Thanks so much for playing with us over at a Blog Named Hero! :)

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  8. I love the ombre look! Thanks for joining our challenge for A Blog Named Hero!

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  9. watercolor is so hot right now that is for sure! your card is just smashing- love those brilliant colors! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!!

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  10. Whoa!! This is an awesome technique!! Love, love, love the way those fun bright colors really pop against that black - I'll be trying this technique myself!! Thanks so much for playing with the AEI♥U Challenge - we're so glad you did!!

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  11. Bold and Brilliant Lyndal! Thanks for playing along with us over at Just Us Girls!

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  12. You are rocking the watercoloring on your cards, Lyndal! This one is particularly stunning! Thank you for describing the whole technique. I can imagine how brilliant it must be IRL!! Happy Easter/Spring to you!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Your experiment turned out awesome :) love the clear embossing over the bright gelatos

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  14. Very cool background! The technique is fabulous! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  15. I'll have to try that technique myself - now that I have some gelatos!! Thanks so much! and thanks for sharing your card in our "Create a Background" challenge at A Blog Named Hero :)

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