Friday, April 4, 2014

Faux-Watercolouring

I don't have the Happy Watercolor stampset from the Occasions Catalogue, and I was feeling kind of left out, so I found a video on YouTube by Brian Pilling showing how to use your clear block and a spritzer to create a faux-watercolour background.  You colour your block with some markers, and then spritz them with a few sprays of water (or alcohol) and then plonk it down onto your Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock to soak up the inky water, and voila!  Faux Watercolour!

 
I wanted to combine this with the Ombre technique, starting with a darker shade and then gradually fading down by shades of the same colour.  This first one is stamped with Calypso Coral and has chevron ribbon and matting cardstock in the same colour, popped onto a Crisp Cantaloupe cardbase with dimensionals.  The "watercoloured" behind is Crisp Cantaloupe, Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette.   The bird is from Papaya Collage; I love his wee pearl eye, and the corresponding pearls at the bottom give a sophisticated finish.

 
This one has Very Vanilla as the base colour, and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant with the three little buttons also in Elegant Eggplant.  The watercolouring is in Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist and Soft Sky, with Soft Sky matting onto an Elegant Eggplant cardbase.  The flower is from Everything Eleanor, and the ribbon at the bottom is Natural Trim ribbon.


I hope you've enjoyed this technique.  Here is the video by Brian Pilling, in case you want to check it out for yourself!  Enjoy!!

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