Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Feeling Blue | Watercolor Pencils

Still playing around with my new Fantasia watercolor pencils and I am still enjoying the muted colors. For background though I did try a new technique. Distress Oxide inks are fantastic and I really love how they offer a more solid/ soft background. I used 3 different colors of blue for the background. I probably could have just done 2 shades as the 3rd was basically covered up with the animals and hills. 


After inking on the Oxide ink on Bristol paper I used a water brush to draw out the clouds and using a paper towel I was able to blot out the color to reveal a more subdued cloud image. 


The animals are a Paper Smooches stamp that I fussy cut out after using watercolor Pencils to color them in. The Zebra is more of a teal color in person, it's been gloomy today so my natural lighting more photos hasn't been the best. 

I did a little distressing on the hills with a file and added in a faint shadow for each animal with a gray watercolor pencil. The sentiment is a old stamp set from Inkadinkado that I have had for a long time. It's whimsical and fit well with the over all prompt of the new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which you can check out here

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Papertrey Ink
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Basic Grey files I used to distress the paper are no longer available. The Tim Holtz distresser listed below I have used and would give the same effect. 

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Inkadinkado Clear Stamps FRIENDLY ADVICE Kid Quotes Advise 99181 Paper Smooches ZOO CREW Clear Stamps Kim Hughes Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad FADED JEANS Ranger TDO55945 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger TDO56171 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA Ranger TDO55846 Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS IBT40972 Pentel AQUASH BRUSH 3 PACK Fine Medium Bold 25104 Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER Altered Aged Edges 370A Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096 Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE WHITE EPJ36678 Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun Hero Arts PW200 Wagner EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick Scissors 54-00049 Sakura FINE LINES SET Pigma Micron Pens 30062 Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK Ranger TDA53927 MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 Ranger MINI MULTI MEDIUM GLOSS Gel INK41542 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision Tip 54-04000

1 comment:

  1. What a super cute card, loe the stamps and the rich colors you gave them all, love the sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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