When I think of Water Color, my mind immediately jumps to water! Of course, there are a ton of Water Color Techniques available to Rubber Stamp Artists today, including but not limited to painting stamped images with an Aqua Painter or Water Brush… and a real art form.
For today’s Water Color Technique Challenge, however, I stuck with my original thought.. water!
Paired with the Baroque Motifs and Sincere Salutations Stamp Stamp Sets, I thought it eerily represented a sea creature or seaweed LOL!
Pearls are from the sea, so they also found their way to my Creative Sketches Technique challenge card this week… here it is:
Difficult to capture, this card really sparkles and glistens in person… here’s another view:
It’s a bit different style for me, I think… but I had so much fun doing a wash of color onto my watercolor paper!
Starting with a spritz of water to cover the watercolor paper, I then added Bashful Blue Re-Inker with an Aqua Painter, covering the surface with broad strokes.
Keeping the watercolor paper damp is essential to creating a washed background… working quickly to pick up color, and also spritzing additional water onto the watercolor paper as needed.
Next, Certainly Celery Re-Inker was added, again with broad strokes:
It’s really OK if the ink is darker in some spots than others. Trust me, it will all come out in the wash, I mean the end LOL.
Next, Tempting Turquoise Re-Inker was added…and I probably spritzed with water to re-wet the watercolor paper too!
Notice, along the edges, the ink and water tends to pool… that’s ok too, as you can either dry the work with a paper towel as you go, or trim at the end (I chose to trim).
Adding a layer of Pacific Point Re-Inker brought the sea into perspective.
It’s a bit splotchy looking at this point… but after the next step it will transform miraculously!
This really and truly sparkles in person! Here’s another view.
Of course, all I had left to do was trim, stamp the image from Baroque Motifs, and add a few pearls!
Stamps and Supplies for Today’s Creative Sketches Technique Challenge:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
Card Stock and Paper: Water Color Paper, Marina Mist, Whisper White, and Concord Crush
Classic Ink: Not Quite Navy, Concord Crush
Classic Re-Inkers: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
Accessories: Water Color Brush, Basic Jewel Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 70% or better Rubbing Alcohol, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Spritzing containers
Come join us and play along this week with the Creative Sketches Design Team… Simply use any Water Color Technique and create a card you’d like to share and then visit the Creative Sketches Design Team Blog to link your creation!