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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stampin' Up! Watercolouring

Hi everyone...(yes a third blog post today....a lot has been happening!)

I have been wanting to try watercolouring for a while now and my upline
Alisa Tilsner is a complete genius at it. She said that aquapainters and watercolour paper are the way to go, so I ordered some and here's what I've come up with.

It really is a fun technique and not one to be afraid of. Stampin' Up! make it really easy....stamp your main image using Stazon black ink onto watercolour paper....then just take your inkpad(s) in your choice of colour(s), turn it upside-down and squeeze some ink into the lid....open up the ink pad and voila...you have an instant 'ink-well'. Dip your aquapainter in and away you go.....

There is a bit of trial and error but even the 'errors' can look like artistic genius. :)

I made this Christmas card for a work colleague....her family LOVE Dachshunds and she commissioned me to make a set of cards with a little doggie on the front, I used the now retired "Long Fellows" set....it is so cute!....and watercoloured the dog and gave him a Rudolph nose. :)

Materials used:
Stamp Sets: Long Fellows (retired), Snow Swirled (for sentiment)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Stazon
Cardstock: Watercolour paper, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Scallop polka dot ribbon, pearl
Tools: Aquapainters, Stazon cleaner, Scallop Oval Punch, sticky strip, SNAIL adhesive

For my next creation, I was inspired by this card by my upline, Alisa Tilsner. Like I said before, she is the QUEEN of watercolouring and I had some retired Raspberry Tart DSP laying about so I thought I'd grab a birthday stamp and have another "watercolour go" using some of the new "IN COLORS"
See what I mean about Stampin' Up making watercolouring easy??! I've never done art in my life, and this actually looks like a little painting! I love it!!

Materials used:
Stamp Set: Birthday Bakery (retired)
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Rose Red
Cardstock: Old Olive (textured), Rose Red, Raspberry Tart DSP (retired), watercolour paper
Accessories: Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools: Aquapainter, SNAIL

Oh, and you may ask "What's an upline?" An 'upline' is the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator that you sign up to to become a demonstrator yourself....an upline is kinda like your creative support person who helps you with your Stampin' Up! creations and your business. If you've been thinking about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator then I'd LOVE to be your upline.....there's no pressure to do workshops, parties or classes. You can be as involved as you want to be...Stampin' Up! is very much a 'no pressure' company. Just call me or email me if you want to chat about the possibilities. :)

....oh and don't forget the December Frenzy and Summer Mini launches that happened a few days ago...."Give A Gift" on page 8 of the Summer Mini catalogue would be perfect watercolouring project for Christmas....and "Every Moment" on page 72 of the IB & C is on special for only $19.17....another great set for watercolouring.


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