22 November 2008

Watercolouring Part 2

I've already done a post showing this delightful wee girl (she's one of my favourites) coloured up on water colour paper using markers. She does work really well. Tonight's class was inspired by a left over Pretties flower that I was going to use for my BLING card but it was too big. I'm a great believer in waste not want not. So it's a bit dark as it started off white - then coloured up to Blue Bayou - then coloured up with Almost Amethyst & yes now a lovely cornflower blue.

Class attendees were shown the easy peasy way that Tracee Jones from Waihi showed us how to colour up the Pretties. Tracee's technique is:
  • place your hand inside a small self-sealing bag
  • turn inside out with hand hidden inside like a glove
  • rub bag on ink pad that you want to colour the flower up with
  • turn bag inside out again (so ink now inside the bag)
  • spray a few times with a water mister
  • throw in the Pretties flower
  • seal & scrunch it all around till the dye is even
Yes Tracee is right - really even colouring, clean & dries fast

Stamp sets: Summer By The Sea, Looks Like Spring,Think Happy Thoughts
Ink pads: Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Card stock: Water colour paper, Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery Prints DSP
Other: Markers (Soft Subtles, Earth Elements), Pretties Flower, 1-1/4" circle punch, Spring Flower Bouquet Punch, Dimensionals, Silver brad


Ryemilan said...

Thanks for passing on the Pretties colouring tip Karen :-).

Have a great weekend,

Louise, that's me!! said...

This is SO pretty, great colouring

Judy said...

Yes she does look gorgeous.

Diane said...

thats lovely must get my water colour crayons out today thanks for the inspiration

Kristen said...

such a pretty card, and your coloring is fab!