Challenge #1, from Simon Says Stamp and Show......Wendy Vecchi style. Hmmmm, wonder if I can do that? LOL! My three binders full of Wendy's stamps says I can.
Challenge #2, courtesy of Linda Ledbetter's Grungy Monday........Tim's watercolor technique using stamps, dye inks and a spritzer. Now why does that sound familiar? Because, it is, coincidentally enough,
Challenge #3, as per Lori our fearless leader on the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group.....brushless watercoloring.
Challenge #4 (a personal one).....get a BD card done.
First of all, you really should click HERE for all the details on the technique, from Sir Tim himself. Having done that, here is my piece, a 4x4 coaster which will morph into a BD card very soon:
Truth be told, this is NOT the piece I originally submitted for the EWV challenge. Lori had told us we didn't need a finished piece; we should just try the technique. I did, but was sorry I hadn't used a background stamp (not part of the technique, but IMO a nice touch), so I made sure I used one here. Here are the details:
- sponged some permanent ink (a mustard color) on the coaster
- inked a Wendy background stamp lightly with brown permanent ink
- used the technique on two of Wendy's flower stamps
- cut Tim's tattered florals die on sticky back canvas, inked it and trimmed it to mimic Wendy's flower
- cut a foliage idea-ology piece in half to embellish the canvas flower.
- stamped the phrase (Tim's stamp) and mounted it on dark paper and adhered it to the coaster
And just so you know, this is a very easy and fun technique, with the best results obtained when using a porous surface.....watercolor paper is the best option, but the coaster I used worked great too.