Saturday 21 June 2014

Back on the watercolour...

The theme at LIM this week is watercolouring - well I don't need much of an excuse to play with that technique again!

I decided to have another go at the watercolour technique Dawn from Wplus9 showed on their blog a few weeks ago - stamping with 2nd generation distress ink and then using a brush and water to soften the stamping for a watercoloured look.  So naturally I went to my favourite Fresh Cut Florals set but needed something to put them in.   I used Joanna Sheen's trug, but instead of die cutting it, I used the die to emboss the shape into the watercolour card stock.  I then stamped the flowers and leaves using Dawn's technique, and then used the distress inks with the brush to colour in the trug - the embossed lines "hold" the ink so it's easy to paint ;-)   A little more ink underneath to ground it and a sentiment from the set and a thin blue mat to pull out the berries and its finished.

I have wedding invites to finish today so I'd best get cracking!


  1. This is stunning Tara and a great description too!
    I love it!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Just love your colouring

    Guest DT member Simply Less Is More

  3. Really nice, Tara! Love the shading of the basket (trug?), it looks so real!

  4. Wow! Tara that's absolutely beautiful. I love the watercolour technique - works perfectly for your trug of flowers!!

  5. Amazing! The trug looks perfect, love this Tara
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  6. Your basket of blooms is FANTABULOUS Tara.
    Very skilled artist I'd say.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. So beautiful. I love this technique and that set is on my wish list.

  8. Wow this is wonderful. Tracey R

  9. Beautiful basket of flowers with the watercolour technique!

  10. This is great, and you've captured the shadow underneath perfectly!


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