Sunday 26 February 2017

Water colour colouring - Watercolour powders 4

I've decided I will make a technique journal this year and have started with the water colour powders.

Experimenting a bit further with the water colour powders I began with the brown bister sprinkled over the water colour paper and then spritzed an old stamp with water and pressed it onto it, repeating lots of times until I had it fully covered the paper.

I then stamped an old Tim stamp with ground espresso distress ink over the top.

Taking a fine brush, some water on my craft mat and chipped sapphire and stormy sky distress inks I began painting in some of the designs and finger splattered some blue onto the background. I love the browns and blues merging together in some areas.

I repeated the process with antique linen and tea dye.

As this is a journal I thought I would keep it simple and add one of Tim's small quotes.

And hey presto the first page is done.

I can see me using this technique for my Packhouse cards. It will be interesting to watch what designs will sell. At the moment I am gathering up Mother's Day style bits and pieces and making some shabby cards to do a changeover tomorrow - just trying to keep to the themes of the year. I had forgotten how much I love shabby card making - I can see some appearing on here soon.

Happy Sunday.

Listen to your HeArt.

hugs Brenda xxx


Valerija said...

Wow, this is amazing. You're so talented. Just love your fantastic work.
Have a great Sunday.
Valerija xx

Juls said...

Wow!!! XX

Jane said...

What a gorgeous cover Brenda...looking forward to seeing your Mother's day's fun making for the seasons. Happy Sunday my friend. Hugs xxx

froebelsternchen said...

Fantastic Brenda! That looks sooo good!

Fliss said...

This caught my eye in my reader Brenda and it's absolutely beautiful. Love the grungy style and those colours too.
Also love your stunning cover project on the new Craft Stamper so many congratulations on making the cover again.
I'm hoping to visit more once my eyes are both sorted out and so sorry to have not done so for ages.
Fliss xx

Rita said...

Hi Brenda, what a fabulous design for a journal and the colour combo really works together too. Thank you for the well written tutorial explaining how it was done. Hope you're all well. Hugs Rita xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Brenda, now I'm feeling guilty again Lol!! I don't know how many times I have said to myself.... Make a technique journal! There are so many great techniques but sometimes my brain just goes dead and I can't remember them. I have note books but it's just not the same. So well done you for getting started on this and what a great technique too. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful cover for your book, wonderful water colour paint techniques.
Yvonne zz

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic journal page, Brenda! I always love the pairing of browns and blues together.

Redanne said...

Beautiful Brenda, I love the colour tones and that wooden stamp is fabulous! Hugs, Anne xx

Littlelamb said...

Amazing! Thank you for sharing this. I keep meaning to start a journal. Thats as far as it gets.

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Stunning use of colour Brenda, delicate yet packs a punch
Donna xx

sarascloset said...

Ooooh, I do love this, Brenda! The perfect combination of color in my opinion. I love your stamping into the powders technique and I'm going to give that a try with my 2 colors. The blues almost look opaque, at first glance I thought you must have use the Oxides. Gorgeous make here! Hugs!

hazel said...

This is amazing Brenda.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

This is really lovely Brenda, what a great technique xx

Studio Susanne said...

Thank you for sharing your brilliant technique and the gorgeous journal page. It is amazing, you must be delighted with how it turned out. It would be make a fun way to make cards too. :)
I am off to look at more of you posts, just need to go and make a cup of coffee first. LOL
Warmest best wishes from France.

Words and Pictures said...

Love the effect of the repeat stamping into the Bistre - very cool. This will be an incredible reference journal.
Alison x

Jackie PN said...

Beautiful Brenda! I love the idea of this journal and might have to do one myself! May I ask what type of paper journal it is?
hugs,Jackie xx

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