Tuesday, March 15, 2011

woyww - watercolouring

Playing around with  new stamps and distress inks that I picked up from the Craft fair.  I had been watching a tutorial by Shari Caroll on the hero arts blog on the 9th March on watercolour stamping.  What I learnt this time was the watercolour block background.   I made several cards following Shari's tutorial and I made some simpler versions.    I really like the soft water effect.  A nice relief after the bird/cage atc.
As usual I had packed everything away when I finished and then I realised I hadn't taken the photo!!  I put it down to a senior's moment (or 2).  Now I need to have a peek at what everyone else has been doing this Wednesday.

39 comments:

  1. Wow your water colouring looks fab hun.Have creative wednesday
    hugs judex9

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  2. How pretty. Love the effect you've got with the water colours.
    A x

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  3. Really pretty effect,and what lovely stamps, too.

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  4. Your images look great. I love to color with distress inks!

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  5. Very pretty water coloring. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

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  6. Another inspiring WOYWWER who takes lessons in new techniques - how do you find time? Mine is taken up so easily with distractions...

    Shirl #38

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  7. These are beautiful. Reminds me of Japanese watercolours of bamboo! Well done you!
    xoxo Karen #55

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  8. A beautiful stamp and an even more beautiful end result, just stunning :D
    Happy Wednesday
    StAy InKy
    hugs Minxy #28

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  9. The watercolouring just looks beautiful! hugs Rebekah 75 xx

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  10. yes and I had done and practiced for hours doing contour drawings - they are funny! - you experience seeing and focus on the object you are drawing not upon the drawing, so you imagine you are touching the thing you are observing and run your finger (in your mind) along the contour of the object, whilst your hand and pencil draw the line, and your hand learns to make a mark that is what you are experiencing, if you do it enough it shocks you how accurate they become, and in terms of cheating, you cannot draw a model if you are not looking at the model, and if you are looking at your pencil and paper you are not looking at the model. It disciplines you to capture the whole shape before you start to move to details. the top one is a straight contour pencil on paper it takes about half and hour, the second was corrected to the proportions of the model after the contour had been done and the third had shading added, three contours in a two and a half hour lesson - exhausting,

    your water colours are beautiful i love water colours for their ability to blend effortlessly - so elegant

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  11. Great colouring there - really loving the green tones - lovely work!
    Wishing you lots of creative fun...
    Thanks for sharing today,

    Sasa (sarah at 3)

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  12. Hey, ho - something else gorgeous to try out. That's what's so good about WOYWW - tons of inspiration. Am off to Hero Arts now! Di x

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  13. I found the video and this technique sounds great to me. Another project I want to try out.
    Thanks for sharing it. Franka

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  14. Your watercolor stamping looks very beautiful. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for your comment on my desk. Happy WOYWW! #19

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  15. I've not tried the watercolor technique yet but must give it a go. Looks wonderful.

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  16. This looks a lovely technique- will go to HA and have a look Shaz #148

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  17. A wonderful technique and executed so perfectly by you. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Deeeelicious stamping! That Shari - she's so good. You've really got the knack with that technique, it looks super super.

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  19. Lovely work you have there. I love playing with watercolouring and can feel the urge coming on again after seeing your desk!
    Hettie # 155

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  20. omigod.
    i TotallY clicked that link and watched the tutorial. I am going to try it out. I am so glad you shared it -
    i just scrolled back up and saw that you were using the same supplies in the tutorial - that must be how you learn such good stuff. i watched it thinking i didn't have that stuff and i'd use other stuff.
    i should probably do what you do because i have No Clue how she started with the resist writing.
    god, i ought to go to that site and watch the rest of the tutorials - are they all that good?
    and i never know how to use my stamps.
    i totally don't
    *sigh*
    also
    i am dying of plague today. i just wanted to tell you that.
    dying
    of
    plague.

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  21. oh. another one of those word verifications where i over think the nonsense word and start to wonder if you Know stuff about me.
    Xx,
    Amy

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  22. like,
    that i have the plague.
    that kind of stuff.

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  23. Great technique. Loved how it turned out! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  24. Lovely... I saw that last week and had a go... What a great technique and you have done it so well
    Frankie
    xx

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  25. Love watercoloring and this effect is just lovely! Sue K

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  26. Love the watercolour, beautiful work and I adore the bird cage ATC's in the previous post too!! Annette #5

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  27. Thanks for the the view and sharing, hugs Marjo#10

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  28. love the stamps on your desk!!
    thanks for sharing ;-)

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  29. Sandra how weird is that?... this is one of the two stamps (other was EI set from Us also) I have just bought today on eBay from states so it will take three weeks to get here.. but finally bit the bullet today and bid. I guess Shari's tut. has us all rushing for it!! love your soft tones too
    Thanks for sharing and Happy WOYWW!
    love Shaz in Oz.x

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  30. These cards are very beautiful, the watercolor makes them very soft - they look almost like Asian paintings. I also like the bird cage atc in the post below.

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  31. What beautiful cards. I really love them.

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  32. Hi Sandra, Lovely, lovely watercolour effect! Something else I need to try! By the way, those stamps you are using were on super special last Nov at Art Stamps sale, at Pymble. Will let you know if I hear about another sale. I will email you separately about the Retreat. I expect to hear something today.

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  33. This is a great technique isn't it. I was playing with it the other week but your results look far better than mine. I must have another play.
    Hugs Lisa #126

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  34. Those stamps work really well with the watercolour technique, don't they? Thanks for stopping by!

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  35. Those are absolutely beautiful Sandra, lvoe the stamps too, pretty sure I have that set but haven't used it yet, must dig it out.

    Hugs
    Brenda 114

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  36. That watercplpor technique looks fantastic.
    Happy belated WOYWW

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  37. Sorry I am getting around so late !

    I love your beautiful cards and I might have to add those stamps to my list of things to get now!!

    Happy Crafting
    Sam # 172

    www.craftychickcards.blogspot.com

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  38. Love your soft water colours ~ Nicky

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  39. What pretty and delicate cards...

    Sorry to be so late visiting!

    Bx

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