Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ai New Release Water Color Mini's

Hi Everyone!

Today is a new release day over at Art Impressions of the Water Color Mini's. This is a first for me.....water colouring and let me tell you it was way out of my comfort zone LOL. After many attempts and a garbage can full of crumpled paper this is the final image I came up with.  I am using the new stamp set called "Spring Basket". 

I don't own any water color markers so I used Tim Holtz Distress ink and water. I stamped the basket and using a tiny bit of water, spread the ink around. Then I masked off the basket with a post it note and added the leaves and branches. Once again a bit of water on my brush and I spread the ink around again.

It's hard to see but the background is a very light blue. For this, before I started stamping my image I used a pan pastel and lightly added it to my water colour paper to make it look like sky. Then I sprayed some pastel fixative over top and let it dry before I started water colouring.

I left a sentiment off the inside of my card so you can use it for any occasion! 

I'm not sure I'm in love with water colour painting but maybe with more practice I will come to love it!

I almost forgot.... Today also starts a new challenge called "April showers/ May flowers". 

Head on over to the Ai Blog and see what the other DT members did and link your entry! 

Happy Stamping!