Tag Archive | Watercolours

OCC Watercolour Intermediate Days 5 & 6 Random

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My Own Random Take on expressive florals this flower kind of just happened

Saunders Waterford Paper with Royal and Langnickel tube watercolours, a Twidley Bits card base, some satin ribbon (loving my new bow it all v 2), Pink Card from a DCWV Matting Stack, Stamp it Australia Fiendship quotes stamps, and a smidge of pearl ink.

OCC Watercolour Intermediate Day 6 Card 5

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Not quite like the teachers but I kind of like how they turned out

A combo of Brusho and Royal and Langnickel tubes on Saunders and Waterford Paper, Stamp it Australia Friendship Quotes stamps, DCWV Matting Stack, and Distress Ink. Ribbon from my Stash and my Trusty Bow it all.

 

OCC Watercolour Intermediate – Day 5 Card 1

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Playing with this technique and kind of did mine a wee bit more haphazardly

 

Saunders Waterford Paper, Royal and Langnickel and brusho watercolours, DCWV Matting Stack, Stamp It Australia Friendship Stamps, Lindy’s Stamping Gang embossing Powder, Versamark Ink.

OCC Watercolour Intermediate Day 3 & 4

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This really is a combo of Days 3 and 4 kind of melding two Card Scene tecnhiques into one

I used a Stencil, Viva Las Vegas Stamps, Brusho’s and Royal and Langnickel Tubes and also Canson Watercolour paper which I totally love for brusho, I know this is far from perfect yest I could have added more light and shadow to the buildings but I kind of wanted this a bit like a movie set rather than the real deal so to speak

OCC Watercolour Intermediate Day 2 Card 4

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Hero Arts Background Stamp, Various Watercolours (Royal and Langnickle), Canson Watercolour Paper,Stamp it Australia Friendship Quotes, Scented Embossing Powder

Stretch your Stamps 2 Day 1- Card 1

Yes that’s right Doing another (well a bunch but this is the only active one the rest are at my own pace as such) Online Card Class.

So Loving Stretch your stamps, wish I had more word dies and some of the stuff that is being used but its a good way to also stretch my imagination

 

Here is my first Card

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Another Winning Layout

Another month full of Wonderful challenges over atPhotobucket

The Layout challenge I won was a little different. First you needed to create at least 3 ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards for those of you who have not encountered these wee works of art as yet) and then use them on a Layout. I did two lots of ATC’s for this challenge the first the cute little fairies that I have been playing with in watercolours, however they did not fit into the background I created being so bright and colourful and the background turned out more muted.
So I put my thinking cap on and pulled out my Papermania Midnight Fairies stamps. And this is the result. (add in some Winsor and Newton watercolours and some smooch pearlised accents and Inkadinkado bird stamps)What I love about this is that it allowed me to mix in Art with Scrapbooking and yet still keep it mostly a watercolour picture that blends in stamping and painting.
Here is the Layout (I also used some home made glaze over the watercolour on the water to give the water a shiny effect)

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I am so excited that this Layout won a prize because it took so much work to get it just right. I was such a wonderful challenge because it did just that challenged me and pushed me out of my comfort zones always a great thing creatively!

A little bit of arty fairy fun

In case you haven’t already guessed along with butterflies, fairies are one of my favourite things. This week saw me receive an amazing gift of a full set of Winsor and Newton Half Pan watercolours. Yes I did a happy dance and thanked the person who sent them to me over and over for their generosity as it was totally unexpected. Part of the reason I have been dying to get my hands on some watercolours is that I got this fantastic Children’s book from Fishpond for a bargain$7.16 with free post. The reason I wanted the book was other than it being fairies. I love the funky cute look of it. I have seen some really awesome art journaling with this sort of drawing and painting in it and must confess I have been dying to try it.

This is the book.

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Now here is my first attempt

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My second

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And also a fairy pond scene
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What I love about the book is it is super simple. I am not one for having to sit there are pour over something to read for hours and hours, nor do I like to copy stuff over and over as another book I got recently has as it’s format.

All you need is some watercolours and a black felt tip pen. That is it.

For me I know I am totally looking forward to playing more and learning to use my watercolours in other ways.
For me Art and craft is about exploration and playing. I don’t always think what I do is very good or brilliant or arty. But I enjoy the process.

As for my fairies I know I need to look where I am putting my lines more, pay attention to where their wings are and such and perhaps overcrowd the picture a little less.

However it was fun and the end result for a first effort is pretty good and what I wanted to be able to do.

Sometimes I think grown up books make things far more complex than they need to be. When things are simple, we tend to pick up and develop them faster as well as to change them and put our own unique spin on them.

I know a lot of people would turn their noses up and go children’s book however I loved the cover and I have learned a long time ago to trust my intuition. I am ever so glad I did with this book as I love it. I look forward to trying some of the other techniques in it.

May you be inspired to new creative heights.

Amanda