It is so much fun being on the Design Team for CAS Watercolour. It's really making me explore all the different ways of doing watercolouring. For this card, I turned to Heather Telford's tutorial here of colouring the image with Distress stains and then pulling the colour inside the lines with a brush and water.
Doing it in the MISTI makes it so much easier. I inked up my outline stamp of tulips with three shades of pink and and two of green Distress stains, and then stamped onto hot press watercolour paper. I took my paint brush and water and pulled the stains into the image to fill them in, add shading, etc. I lost a bit too much of the outline so, when dry, I reinked the stamp with the same stains (luckily I'd left it in the MISTI - if I hadn't, I wouldn't have been able to do this step) and restamped.
I watered down a bit of one of the green stains and did a tiny bit of splattering. I trimmed the image down with a stitched rectangle die. Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on vellum and cut it out with a banner die. The panel is popped up on fun foam.
Since this was a new technique to me, I wasn't totally happy with my first attempt. It wasn't bad enough to toss so I turned it into a card too. Here it is:
You have until April 24th to join in at CAS Watercolour. Please be sure to follow the parameters of the challenge - your card must include watercolour of some sort, have a colour scheme of pink and green, and be CAS (clean and simple).
For more inspiration, check out the other cards by the Design Team and our Guest Designer, Marcia of Marcia K Designs.