Amanda says: There is so much versatility in watercolour making it possible to create art that can be gentle, washy and light, or bold, full of colour and with definite lines. And it comes in a variety of guises: pans, tubes, sticks, inks, markers. So for this challenge we would like your projects to include some form of watercoloring or watercoloring techniques and be in keeping with our favoured styles: vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk.
Not much to write about here; it's just basically Distress inks, a water pen and some stamps. A complete list of products used is listed at the end of this post.
I played around with the inks and stamps in my book while I was away on vacation, but I only brought brushes with me, and it didn't go very well. I have a little more control over the amount of water used with the pen vs. the brushes, and I like my results better.
The technique is pretty straight forward. Glue a few pages together to give them strength, then paint the pages with clear gesso. This will give a grainy appearance, but the text shows through nicely and your paper won't fall apart from the water.
That's all for today! I hope you've been inspired to get out your watercolors and join our 'Watercolor' challenge!
Our sponsor this month is Craft Obsessions, and the prize to one lucky winner is a £20 Voucher to the shop! The Creative Guides also pick three Pinworthies who have their work pinned in our PINTEREST gallery. Before you get started, I hope you'll stop by A Vintage Journey to see all the wonderful inspiration from my talented teammates!
Challenges I am entering:
Country View Challenges - August 2017 - Blues and Greens My background uses these colors; I hope that complies with the theme.
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #39 - Inspiration Photo Inspired by the vines and the brown in the shingles and the summer garden feeling this photos inspires.
Thank you for stopping in today and for your lovely comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Stamps: Martha Stewart, Tim Holtz and Emerald Creek
Distress inks: Dried Marigold, Dusty Concord, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed,Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, and Walnut Stain
Frisket Windsor and Newton