Thursday, 14 September 2017

Snippets and layers of Watercolour Paint ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. On today’s card I decided to use up a snippet of watercolour paper and to experiment by adding layer upon layer of watercolour paint and here is the end result …

I created an A5 card for a change
I used one of my chipboard winnings a planets which 
I coloured with Finnabair metallic paints
The galaxy
Here's the planet close up: I'm in love with the metallic paints!
More snippets!
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges 
Creates and Makes Challenge #14 Anything Goes

#30 Mixed Media Anything Goes

I was inspired by the multiple layers of paint and colours and I’m trying to make sure my projects have those layers and not layers of mud which is a problem I’ve had in the past

Die-Cut-Diva’s Challenge September Masculine

MMW#29 Anything Goes

Scrapy Land Challenge #73 Anything Goes

I used Tutti Designs die & a Fiskars punch
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge It’s Written in the Stars

I had so much fun creating this card. I’m planning to create a tutorial so that I can refer to it as can anyone else who might be interested. I used white EP after stamping the dot and dash stars. Then I started to add the layers of watercolour paint, drying completely between the layers so that I could achieve a richly coloured background/galaxy. It takes multiple layers of watercolour paints to achieve the perfect galaxy background and as I was experimenting with my Brusho Watercolour Crystals which have the added bonus of being cheap, well they are cheap watercolour paints but the amount of colour you get from these powders is amazing. Once I achieved the depth of colour I was after I used various colours of WOW EP to stamp and emboss the silhouette stars.

I tried adding more star details using my stencil and Luminarte H2O watercolours. That did not work well however you can see some of that detail IRL. I added more colour to the dot stars using Luminarte H2O watercolours and I added a lot of heavy splattering to give depth and the look of stars deeper in. I left that to dry whilst I transformed an ugly background. Thank goodness for acrylics! The last few steps was to add black acrylic interference to the galaxy scene and to the background. More snippets were used to die cut and matt and I was finished!  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Simon Says Stamp SSS101640 Seeing Stars stamp set
Creative Embellishments Galaxy Stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tutti Designs stitched banner
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
300 gsm card
Snippets: watercolour card; textured paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Brusho Watercolour Crystals: blue; leaf green rose red
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint: Metallique Emerald Green
Luminarte H2O watercolours: gold; pink; purple; red
Pebeo Iridescent Acrylic paints: Blue Black
Pebeo Acrylic paint: dark green
White embossing powder
WOW EP: pink; purple

Versafine IP: black
Creative Embellishments: Moon chipboard set
Brads from my old stash
Versamark IP
Washi tape
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Marci Bensing said...

I must do the same! Nicely done! thanks for joining us at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Arlene said...

Great textured card for a guy. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Michelle N. said...

I love your watercoloring-great guy card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

Laura Gilhuly said...

great card! Thanks or joining us at Creative Embellishments!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your gorgeous card! The background you created is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Lori Kobular said...

Awesome card! I love the colors and texture on your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

France Ringuette said...

What a beautiful card, love how you created your galaxy ! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments !

Team Clark said...

I love this so much Karen! You did such an amazing job with your galaxy. The other elements are perfect too! Hugs, Autumn

Jane Royston said...

Lovely layers of colours! You have created a really good 'galaxy' feel. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

Love the color you achieved - sometimes it is very hard not to create mud -

thanks for joining us at HLS die cut challenge

Barb Housner (DT)

Lynda Hall said...

I love this. You've managed to create a lovely effect. Thank you for playing along at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog this month. Hope to see you again soon
DT Lynda x

Soniya Agarwala said...

What a colourful card!! Thank you so much for participating at :)

Maggi said...

Pretty colors you created on your card, very cosmic! Thanks for joining in our Creative Embellishments challenge.

Krystle said...

I love the constellation heart! Great project. Thank you for joining us at Creative Embellishments.

Doris Widder said...

What a fun experiment! Love how it turned out! The rich colors and effect are a fantastic! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments September Challenge!