Happy Wednesday and welcome to another challenge. This time, Penny gives us a Feminine Anything Goes Challenge.
I'm still learning my way around the Brushos Watercolour Crystals. I love creating backgrounds with them, so decided to pair them with a lovely, sketchy-type image from Mediterranean Moments.
I used a piece of watercolour paper and taped it to my craft sheet using washi tape. Then I sprinkled the Brushos onto the dry paper, starting with Moss Green in the lower right-hand corner, then Yellow in the middle and Gamboge in the top left-hand corner. I tried to sprinkle the powders in a diagonal direction.
Then I spritzed water all over the surface. After waiting for a few seconds for the colour to spread, I could see areas where I wanted more colour, so I just sprinkled a bit more of each colour where I wanted it.
After that was dry, I put the watercolour piece into my stamp positioner and inked the image with Tranquil Tide. I didn't want to use black ink, as it just seemed too harsh for the look I was going for.
Stamping on watercolour paper can be tricky, so I find a stamp positioner really helps as your stamp can be re-inked and re-stamped until you are happy with the results.
I wanted to let the image speak for itself, and decided to not add too much. To give it some interest, I used the ovals from the Stitched Shapes framelits and cut out two of the shapes.
My idea was to make it seem as if you are looking into this courtyard, so I glued the smallest oval in the center right onto the Tranquil Tide card base - which I had stamped with the dotted stamp image from the Waterfront stamp set, using Tranquil Tide ink and the stamping off technique.
The next section was adhered with dimensionals, and the final section was adhered with adhesive strips which are slightly higher than the dimensionals. The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz collection of peel and stick quotes.
To add just a little more interest to the design, I used some of the Clear Epoxy shapes at opposite corners of the oval. Hopefully you can see them in this closeup:
Our team of Watercooler Artists have really outdone themselves this time. There is plenty of inspiration to be found at Watercooler Wednesday!
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