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Monday, 21 February 2011

Watercolouring...

...with Distress Ink.

Poor Pauline wasn't well today so Andy took the class. Instead of watercolour pencils Andy's project used Distress Ink pads.
The image of a Cherry Blossom Tree is a digi pic printed from a website called "Edupics.com". There are hundreds of outline images that can be printed off in just the same way that you would use a digi stamp. To colour the image we had a sheet of acetate and we stamped onto this so that we could use it like an artists pallet. The colours I used were Worn Lipstick (flowers), Crushed Olive & Pine Needles (leaves), Walnut (tree and ground shadow). I highlighted the various parts of the image with the stronger colour straight from the acetate with a damp brush and then using a clean damp brush spread the colour to fill the area, beit the flower, leaves or tree.
As you can see, the tree has quite a range of shades despite only one colour of brown being used.

The trim along the bottom of the card is a Martha Stewart trim punch - think it is called Blossom. I shaded the centres lightly with my Inktense red pencil (after all...I did go to a lot of effort to take them with me LOL) and then blended it slightly with a damp brush.

A bit of matting & layering, some foam pads and a few flat-back pearls and there you have it - a pretty card...the result of an hour and a half 'grown-up' playtime...

Thank you Andy...and get well soon Pauline................................

6 comments:

Ruthie said...

Oh its beautiful - I keep seeing this technique all over the place - gonna have to have a go!

Shame I work during the week or I would definitely come to some of these classes.

Rx

Debbie said...

That's a lovely technique, fabulous card!

Debbie x

sutty said...

Gorgeous card, must have a go at this technique - you have such a fab range of colours from just a few ink pads.

Kat

Hannah said...

The watercoloured tree is lovely, great job :)

Jenny said...

I love the colours and that technique sounds fab x

Winnie said...

Lovely colouring Toni - it's gorgeous! I love Edupics and can spend hours looking through all the pics. :D