Tuesday, March 20, 2012

HSS #110 - Water Coloring Technique

This week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, we are having a Water Coloring Technique Challenge. We'd love to see your new or old water color tricks and treats this week, head on over to check out the fun projects the design team has water logged this week and link up your wet n' wild creations too! 

I'm not going to lie, it's been awhile since I've pulled out my watercolor paper, the color media of choice and my auqa pens but once I started coloring using my Watercolor Crayons 
(I really didn't know what all the fuss was about the crayons before I watched
THIS fab tutorial on youtube) I couldn't STOP! 

I started off stamping my Calla Lily Stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper using Staz On Ink and then started highlighting the inside of the flower with yellow, waited until it dried and then added more to create a darker shade. I fiddled, dabbled, painted, squeezed, added and pushed the colors around until I liked what I saw. 

After letting the paper dry completely, I added a bit of shimmer to the very center of my flower with Pearlized Smooch

Some bakers twine tied along the bottom, which I finished off with a yellow button. The Paper Players are having a BUTTON challenge this week, so I'm entering my card over there too.

I checked in my stash for something fun and found these sweet metal letters hiding in one of my drawers, I ran two pieces of twine through them and just pulled up the ends of the twine to opposite corners on my card to keep the letters from sliding around

So, back to the youtube tutorial, I never realized I could just dab directly onto my watercolor crayons with my auqa painter...oooh the things you learn on youtube! :) and have NEVER used the retired Sale A Bration set, that the lady in the video used...but after watching the video, I had to try this set out and pretty much cased her sweet little treat bags to a T!

A bit of shimmer paint was added to tiny bits on the flower and the little bee wings, although you can't tell from the photos

 filled one with "chocolate malt eggs"

and the other with jellybeans

Now I need to whip up a bunch of these for teachers and friends!

SU! products used:

Stamps - retired SAB Sweet Summer, Well Scripted
Ink - Black Staz On
Paper - Lucky Limeade DSP, Watercolor, Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue
Punche - Fancy Label
Other - yellow button, Pool Party Seam Binding, Auqa Painter, 
Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Lucky Limeade Twine

I couldn't help but post the next two pics...I had two little helpers today on the sunny front porch...

 Satine decided to watch for birds while I was taking pics

 and then Kowe pushed Satine off the chair and sat down to 'pose' for the camera, silly girls!


Sherry Eckblad said...

What a beautiful Easter card Dawn. And how cute are those little candy treat holders.

Anne Marie Hile said...

So pretty! The soft color combo is perfect for Easter and the little treat bags are a fun touch. Looks like the girls are ready for Easter, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Anonymous said...

I gotta say when you get inspired you really get inspired. I love all your projects and the treats are so cute. Beautiful card! TFS

Ann Schach said...

Your furbabies are adorable! What a pair of cutie patooties! And your ensemble is adorable, too! I LOVE the treat holders! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Jenn Picard said...

Oh Dawn these projects are FAB! Great colour choices and fantastic watercolouring. Love the card and the bakers twine with the button is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

What a great project! That calla lily is gorgeous (my favorite flower!)

Love the treats too!!!!

And - most of all your pups!

You should check out rescue me yorkie in case you ever want to add a 3rd! They are a great group: http://www.yorkierescueme.com/

Maria :)