Friday, March 25, 2016

Watercoloring Block Thank You so much!

Earlier this year I took my 1st On Line Watercoloring Class.  It will not be my last.  Well worth the time and I continue to use one or more watercoloring techniques on all my card stamping.

I used Pelikan Watercolors, Zen Watercolor Brushes and Fluid 100 Hot Press Paper for my card.



I used Wet on Wet watercoloring for my blocks.  Drying between layers.  I then made wet ink splatters and added sequins on my die cut layer and added a black card stock frame popped up with dimensionals.

I do like how the Hot Press paper seems to add more vibrancy to the watercolor paints than Cold Press Paper.  Here is another photo of a Cold Press Paper sample using the same paint.




Thank you for looking at my newest blog addition.  My DH and I have been getting over a nasty flu bug so fun even just sharing 2 past projects.

Happy Easter to you and your family's!




9 comments:

  1. Awesome technique Nancy. Love the design with the black framing that enhances the other colours. Surprising how different the colours look on the watercolour papers. xx

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  2. I love this beautiful color block technique, Nancy! I didn't realize how different the colors react with hot press versus cold press. Love both though. Glad you're feeling better. Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  3. Love the colours you put together for the background! And thank you so much for posting the two versions showing the difference between hot press and cold press - I had no idea! Glad you're getting over the flu bug. Happy Easter!

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  4. So happy to see you posting again! And glad you are feeling better. This is a fun card and one that would be easy to do (I love easy when I am in a hurry). As the commenters above mentioned, thanks for showing the results with the two different watercolor papers. I had no idea. Each would be a good paper choice depending on the effect you want to achieve. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful, Nancy! I too love hot press and it stamps so much better! Hard to find though. Your design is fantastic and one I'd like to case! What pretty colors you chose too!

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    1. My favorite Hot Press is Arches and the most reasonably priced. Dick Blick is a good place to start or if you have a local "art" supply store :-) My favorite overall Watercolor paper is Arches 140# Cold Press. I would love if you shared your card. It is an easy design and versatile.

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  6. Look at all that wonderful color! I love hot press so much better and, yes, Dick Blick is a good source. Glad you're feeling better. I had pneumonia all month. ps: I sent a card to Kristi, too. Sending hugs to the whole family.

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    1. We have been down 2 weeks and are slowly getting our energy back. Nasty stuff. Sorry you have been even sicker. Must be all the rain. Loving today's sunshine:-)
      We got your gorgeous and thoughtful card yesterday. Kristi will Love your card too. Thank you so much dear forever friend :-)

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  7. Beautiful cards, Nancy! Great to see the comparison of how the two papers reacted.

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