Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Reflective Remembering

I made this card this evening as it was a technique that I have wanted to try for some time. (Directions located here.)

Basically, I stamped my main image (TAC set Precious Girl) on a piece of watercolor paper, then again on a piece of parchment paper. After I stamped that image I placed it in the location that I wanted and brayerd the image onto the watercolor paper.

I then used a Zig pen (size .005) to add a little more detail (in this case I added a line where the water meets the ground and added a few extra blades of grass.) Once all of the pen work was complete I started water coloring. I used watercolor pencils (I have some from Prismacolor and Dewalt, both good sets). I used the the more concentrated colors on the top image and the diluted colors on the bottom image.

Both the brown piece of CS and the top layer of white are embossed with the cuttlebug. I rubbed the brown layer with the Palette Burnt Umber pad and the 2nd white later with the Toile Pink Palette Pad.

I really like how this turned out, it almost looks too plain looking, but I did not want to take from the watercoloring either. I'd like to try this again with more vibrant colors.

1 comment:

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this.....Super Adorable!!!