Sunday, July 16, 2017

Technique practice

I have decided it is time for me to make use of some of the many written and video tutorials that I have been watching and saving!  Another goal is to make use of some of my recent and neglected purchases.  I am not overly happy with this result, but it is against my nature to discard anything unless it is really bad!!!
The AI crew have done a lot of how-to videos on many topics, including water coloring.  They make it look so easy.  Well, it may be easy for them, but I need to work on my skills.  The background is another story. I used a few drops of reinker -- I just placed them on a used gift card.  I used a second gift card to pick up some of the color, and kind of spatter it on the water color paper.  Next time I will spritz some water for a softer look.  For the left panel I mixed blue and avocado.  The right hand side .used avocado ink.  With a tooth pick I spread out some gold glitter glue - probably a bit too heavy handed for my taste.  I used some of the same glitter glue along the edge of the green mats as well as on the rocks.
My hint - I save a small paper cutter with a very dull blade which I use to cut when I want to achieve a bit of a distressed look.  For me, that is easier than tearing.
I used watercolor paper for the image  (AI Windows to the World) and the bg.   That is why the verse around the image is a bit blurred.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday.
Bling:   Art Impressions
Sea:   Delicious Doodles
Summer (enjoying a lazy boat ride):  Frilly and Funkie 
Any:    Through the Craft Room Door
             Crafty Creations
             Inspiration Destination


laurie said...

Awesome the techniques you used!

Theresa Pace said...

you have made a good start on the techniques. i really like the background you have created. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Anna-Karin said...

Great work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Renate´s Stempelwelt said...

wow amazing card. like it soo much.
Thanks for joininung us at Sketch Saturday.
Hugs, Renate

Gina Arnone said...

Your card is awesome! I am bad at feeling like a perfectionist every time I say a card isn't something I am happy with, but I know the feeling. I love your tip about the old cutter! I have one stuck in a drawer that will now come out for use again. Thank you!

Beverly S. said...

I think you did a very nice job with your watercoloring! I took a class (Watercolor Basics) this weekend at the Scrapbook Expo in Duluth, Georgia...I learned a few things but need to practice, practice, practice. Looks like you already know how!!!!! ;) Thanks for joining in on the fun at Sketch Saturday!!!


Jenny Marples said...

Well I think it's beautiful Dorothy and I really applaud your taking classes and pushing your skills forward. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

valscraftings said...

Love your project! Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I think your water looks fab hun. Good for you trying new techniques, I think we all get stuck in our own world. Well me, I'm scared to death of trying anything new, but hun you have inspired me to give something new thank you x

Thank you for sharing with us at 'Inspiration Destination' this fortnight. Looking forward to seeing your creations again, when we return in September,
Hugs Shell xx

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is awsome. Love all the teqniques you have tried too. Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles and good luck. Hope to see you back with us in September. Bettina DT Member Delicious Doodles xx