Saturday, May 26, 2012

Brushless Watercolor

That's the technique for this week's Compendium of Curiosities 2 challenge, found on page 49 in Tim's book (CC, Vol. 2).  You might be surprised when you see what is used for the color; I know I was.  It's quick and easy and has a lovely misty sort of look.  Since I'll soon be in the need of a greeting card, I thought I'd trim my piece down, mount it on a card base and be ready for the next happy occasion.



The yellow/orange background was achieved with Derwent's Inktense blocks.  I like using them for a first layer because although they blend beautifully when wet, once dry they are permanent and will not react with future layers.  Wendy Vecchi's "weeds" stamp is what I used for the technique, and then (shamelessly) lifted Linda's idea of then overstamping with archival ink to make the images pop.  I added the smaller version of the weeds on the bottom, but not with the brushless watercolor technique.  There, I just stamped them with distress inks.  There is some detailing with distress markers and gel pens, and a bit of ribbon and some buttons to embellish. 

This week (and all future weeks) one lucky participant will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift certificate from a very generous sponsor, eclectic Paperie.

14 comments:

Alicia said...

Just gorgeous! I am loving these brushless watercolor images I am seeing, but yours is stunning girl! *Hugs*

Heidi Bound said...

Eileen! I love the look of this card-the colors are amazing! Miss you, my friend.

Monica said...

Great piece Eileen and just love the use of different materials.

Kathy Eddy said...

This is a very pretty card Eileen! Been really enjoying all of your posts lately, just been too damn busy to comment much.

Penny Duncan said...

what a pretty pretty card!!!!!

artbyvic said...

Beautiful card!

Anita Houston said...

Love the colors and the effect! Just gorgeous!

Bethan said...

Such a lovely card. Quietly understated and stunning at the same time.

Dorothy said...

So very pretty!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is beyond gorgeous, Eileen! The colors are just crazy wonderful-- gotta get me some Inktense blocks-- I had no idea they were permanent after they dry. Very cool use of the technique and (as always!) STUNNING art from you!

EmeralDQueen said...

This is a very beautiful card!!!

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Very pretty. The stamp you used looks great done with this technique.

Patzee said...

This is a beauty! Great technique and wonderfully happy card.

Lori said...

Beautiful! Have yet to get the book..so I'll take your word on the surprise for the color...lol..