Wednesday, September 17, 2014
So my latest obsession is watching YouTube videos on watercolour painting, particularly those by Joanne Boon Thomas (she also does Brusho Secrets videos). I want to be able to watercolour like her when I grow up. After watching this video I decided to apply what I'd learned (!) to cardmaking. In at the deep end.
I started off with the STAMPlorations Poppies stamp in Antique Linen. Then, using Distress Inks rather than watercolours (and knowing it wouldn't work as well with Distress Inks but that didn't stop me) I coloured and spritzed and dripped and rolled and sloshed. And ended up with a right royal mess. So I cut a mask of the poppies stamp, covered the image and stamped all over it with the grunge strip stamp from Vignette: Live Love Laugh, which is fast becoming my go-to background stamp.
And now I like it. Even DH said he liked it!
I'm entering this into Just Us Girls - Watercolouring
and Curtain Call - Wishing Well
Here's what the poppies should look like ;)
I'm over at STAMPlorations tonight with more Distress Ink watercolouring if you want to go and take a look.