Sunday 2 November 2014

AAA Cards Game 27 PLAY

This week at AAA Cards we're back to the ever popular challenge of PLAYing with watercolours.

And for my sample card I used this photo as inspiration.  It was taken when we went to Belton House for a walk a couple of weeks ago - see here - and I was so taken by the waterdrops on this leaf.

I used my new inkylicious stamp sets and a technique demonstrated by them at a craft show which uses watercolours in a different way. 

First I stamped the water drops and then set the ink with my heat gun. Next I brushed the colours over the whole piece of card. Then I used a waterbrush and a tissue to remove the colour from the water drops. A dab and line of white pen on each water drop and some sparkle pen is the last stage of this technique. There is a fuller description on their website here.

I dripped some water across the rest of the card and blotted it to reveal the white underneath the colours.  Finally I stamped the inspirational quote before matting it onto a brown card base.

Such an amazing effect and I'd never thought to try removing watercolour before. Their stand at Craft Shows is definitely one of my most favourite places to linger and I'm always mesmerised by the talented lady who does the demos.

Stamps: Inkylicious, Water Drops, Moments Memories
Ink: SU, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, tangerine tango; Memento, rich cocoa
Pens: Sakura, white & clear star

Thanks for looking today.  Can't wait to see what you all come up with, watercolours are such a versatile medium.

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  1. Wow Jane, that's a fabulous arty technique - love it! Your card is gorgeous - love the colour and image of the waterdrops.... stunning photography of the leaf too!

  2. JANE!!! I LOVE this card! Your water drops are fabulous!!

  3. Amazing! Very different from you too. Love the post and inspiration photo. Sounded like a fun craft too. Hugs, Victoria

  4. Beautiful, beautiful card! Love the technique that you shared.

  5. Jane, your card is so handsome! The water drops are perfect!

  6. Gorgeous water coloring :) I love those dew drops !


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