Monday 25 March 2013

Dreaming of Lilies

Two samples for Crafty Individuals today, don't you just love their vintage designs?

This beautiful Lily stamp just cried out to be watercoloured so I had fun playing with my distress markers and watercolour paper.

I was really only experimenting to see how the markers would work, but I finished with two images that I was quite pleased with and could work with.

This card shows the Lily image stamped with coffee archival and watercoloured from the craft mat and a waterbrush.  I just added some masking tape and other collage bits straight onto a craft card.

The second sample has the image stamped with Adirondack dye ink (pesto), given a blast of heat and then also watercoloured using the waterbrush with markers scribbled on the mat. I had to be very careful with this one though as the dye ink reacts with water, so the lines and patterns are not so well defined. I did use the fine end of the DM to draw the Lily back in, but in my style this time which is rather sketchy rather than distinct lines.

I love this simple detail.

These are the four experiments before I chose the two above to work with.

Hope your weekend was good and have a happy week ahead.

hugs {brenda} x0x