Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Watercolor Me Fun!

Hello Friends! I hope you're having a wonderful week so far. Thank you for joining me for the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge! If you're following along the hop you should have arrived here from Pam's spectacular blog...if you missed out you can head that way or go to the Artist Team Challenge post on the Club Scrap Blog for a complete list of participants.

This month's Artist Challenge is Watercolor ~ use any medium to create a watercolor effect.  Well of course you all know how much I love to play with watercolors so I jumped in and made several different projects with a variety of mediums.

All images - Orchard Kit 09/17

The first project I made was this bookmarker. I had a strip of leftover watercolor paper from a previous project and as it turns out it was the perfect size for this!  Initially I stamped the background with a text stamp from the Orchard kit in a brown ink. I then stamped the basket directly on the book marker, I stamped the fruit on another scrap of watercolor paper.  All of the elements were then watercolored using Prima Confections watercolor paints and a brush.  

A close up look at the basket of fruit.

My next card was made using a mask and Gelatos....

I colored the gelatos directly onto the mask, 

misted it with water and pressed onto the watercolor paper.

It was then removed and I let it dry naturally.  I added a bit of penwork and Bronze irRESISTible Pico Embellisher at the center of the sunflower.

All Stamps from the Lagoon Kit 08/17

My final watercolor technique is so much fun...Color Burst + Stencils.  I used the mermaid scale stencil from the Lagoon kit - placed it over a piece of watercolor paper then sprinkled on 3 different colors of Color Burst powder, leaving the stencil in place and I misted it with water.  

The first card was the piece of watercolor paper that I actually sprinkled the Color Burst and misted with the water.  Generation #1.  I LOVE how intense the colors are and how they pooled around the stencil. You can't see it in this photo but there is glitter on some of the scales.

This card was made with a piece of regular cardstock that I had pressed over the paper/stencil above after it had been misted.  Generation #2.

This final card is a piece of regular white cardstock that I pressed the still wet stencil onto. Generation #3.  I also added a mermaid charm I made a while back just for the heck of it.  It matched the sentiment perfectly don't you think?

Thanks again for joining me...hope you're inspired to pull out your supplies and play in the watercolor!

The next stop on the hop is...

Have a great day friends!!


  1. Love your ideas of watercoloring, Roni!
    The splash stamp is my favorite this month.

  2. Oh Roni, these are fantastic! I enjoyed clicking on each picture to see all the detail. AND 3 generations of impressions?! Love them all!

  3. All of the projects are gorgeous! Great ideas for using "other" mediums for watercoloring. Especially fun way to use the gelatos and I'll give it a try. :)

  4. Pretty cool. I love the flower. Incredible what you did with it.

  5. Holy cow! These cards are awesome. The coloring on the bookmark is very dimensional and amazing, and I love how you incorporated the masks and stencils with different mediums. I think the "mermaid wisdom" is my absolute fave!

  6. These are all amazing, Roni! That sunflower is my favorite. I love the edging and dimension for the center.

  7. I love how you used the stencils with the watercolors! Beautiful!

  8. Those color burst 3- wow 3! Generations of stamping are each so unique. I can't wait to try that technique!

  9. AWESOME! I love the gelatos and misting water technique. Fun way to use those stencils! Your cards are all gorgeous!


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