Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Variations in Coloring

I love to play with variations. I used a Club Scrap stamp from Nature's Wonders with pigment ink and black embossing powder and heat set the image. Then I used some watercolor pencils and colored the green parts of the stamp and used blue to color the background. A sidenote, I bought these watercolor pencils in 1979ish and they still work beautifully.

In the top card, I used the color that brush picked to make a "frame" and then washed the rest across the inside. In the second card, I used a little more pencil, but after making the "frame" I didn't wash the color across the entire mat.

In the third card I did the same thing as the first, but then I took a craft knife and cut away part of the image and slid a small mat with a sentiment from Henna behind the cut.

In the fourth card, I just added the Henna sentiment directly to the Nature's Wonders colored image. Thank goodness for unmounted images and acrylic stamping blocks. It made it so easy to get the sentiment close to the flowers.


DonnaMundinger said...

Very cool! I love that you experimented in so many different ways. I don't have any watercolor pencils but they look like fun. I especially like how you cut away a portion of the stamp and slid in the mat. The last one looks quite artsy as well. xxD

flowerdisco said...

Love what you do with your club kit. You take it to the max and I really enjoy looking at you come up with. This card is beautiful, but so were the other ones I have seen from you. Hard to pick one lately, you are rocking them :)

Anonymous said...

Happy day to you Big Sistah. Great job in exploring the creative process... the fourth one is my fave! xoxo

Audrey Frelx said...

Great job! You do a great job with water color pencils, I don't usually have such luck. This is a great inspiration for me to keep trying! I guess practice does make perfect. You did great!