Friday, February 21, 2014

Penny Black Watercolored Collage

I have a card with a water colored image for you today using my new Penny Black  Botanical Notes stamp set. I used my daughter's cheapo watercolor for this one. I actually bought some more professional grade watercolor (still cheap, though) but I'm still a novice at this that I don't want to waste it yet. :). I highly recommend that you get a good watercolor paper, though. I used to not care, but it does make a big difference in the resulting quality of your work (even with cheap watercolors). The papers are a little expensive ($7 for 12 sheets of 9"x12"), but they are often on sale through Amazon or Joann. I got mine at 50% off with free shipping, so I stocked up.

I first stamped the image using Versafine black ink.Then I went crazy with the colors. I love that water coloring makes it so easy to create contrast and is so forgiving. You don't need to stay inside the lines. :)
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Here's a close up. The sentiment is from Penny Black's Kind Words stamp set. I highlighted it and the moth body with some Want2Scrap LeCreme pearls. Both the sentiment and the front panel are mounted using SAby3L foam squares to create dimension.
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This is it for me today. I have a busy weekend ahead with meetings with the ladies in our church. I'm doing a lesson on Biblical Worldviews and Discernment. I'm enjoying the study and it's always a problem for me to trim the amount of information I want to share. :) Have a good weekend!
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6 comments:

  1. very pretty card. love the colors

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  2. Love this Nina - so pretty!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Beautiful card. Love the watercolored background.

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  4. This is beautiful Nina and love the softness watercoloring gives to an image. Hoping my LSS ordered this one as well....they tend to get most of the new PB stamps. Did you design the sentiments as well?

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  5. Gorgeous, I totally love your water color technique!

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