Monday, May 4, 2015

LSC # 105 Watercolors

How's it going everyone!  So we have a brand new challenge over at Lawnscaping - featuring Watercolors.  If you love watercoloring with what ever medium - distress inks, pencils, traditional water colors, etc then this is a challenge you will enjoy getting creative for.  I don't water color all that often, but I do like to experiment when I do.  

For my card I used Distress Inks - and I went with a traditional "ROYGBIV" - and for those of you that do not know what that means - that is the order of the color wheel - RED - ORANGE - YELLOW- GREEN - INDIGO, VIOLET.
I love these rainbow set of colors - it is very pleasing to the eye.  I wanted to get ink up the stamp set Color My World ( that was a Black Friday special from Lawn Fawn) since I hadn't yet since owning it.  I stamped the crayons all over my die cut water color card stock piece, and used Staz On Black Ink for this.  Since I was water coloring over the top, I needed an ink that wouldn't smear when water came in contact, and Staz On is a perfect ink.  It is a crisp black ink as well.  So I used Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord for my Distress Ink Colors. Once I was finished water coloring and got it how I liked it, I used my heat tool to set it for a quick dry time.  You could of course let it air dry as well.  Then, I went in with some droplet of water to give it more of a water color effect and also heat set it. I added some foam adhesive to my main panel since we did use lots of water - there was some warping.

For my sentiment - I stamped the sentiment from the same set in VersaFine Onyx Black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder onto a piece of vellum.  I didn't want to take away from my main panel so that is why I chose vellum. I adhered my water color piece onto a piece of True Black card stock, and then adhered that onto a piece of WoodGrain Card stock from SSS.  My card size is a 5x5 square card - I love this size!

You can't tell from the photos, but I did add a little shimmer with my Wink of Stella to some of the crayons.  Be sure to get your water colors out, and join us for this fun challenge!!  Our sponsor is the wonderful folks over at Ellen Hutson!  There's a chance to win a $25 dollar gift certificate!!  

See you all soon!!  

1 comment:

  1. OMG! such a good idea to use the watercoloring with the crayons!! it's SO perfect and just adorable!! i loooooove the rainbow!! awesome!