Sunday, March 6, 2016

Playing with Watercolour Paints

When I was asked to prepare the creative project for our first CTMH Ottawa business meeting hosted by Pierre GĂ©linas Director of Leadership Development - North America & General Manager - Canada I knew right away what I wanted to share with my CTMH sisters.  I was so inspired by the artwork create by Tresa Black I knew this would be the perfect project.

CTMH - Watercolour Cardworkhop
 If you haven't had the chance to play with watercolours, I invite you to try a few of these techniques.  Have fun with it, water colouring is NOT a perfect science, that's what makes them so unique.

 So let's take a closer look!  

Watercolour, stamping & assembly Instructions 
Featured technique watercolour with a paper doily stencil
  • Place a paper doily piece in the upper left corner of the watercolour CS 
  • Mix three or more colours using the large round brush 
  • Lightly daub the paint through the opening of the doily (don't make your paint too watery) 
  • Using black watercolour, tap the brush against you finger to create splatters 
  • Set aside and allow to dry completely 
  • Stamp sentiment and small chevrons using memento black ink Adhere to Black CS piece, adhere to card base.
 CTMH watercolour - Card Workshop

Watercolour, stamping & assembly Instructions
Featured Technique watercolour with Acrylix block 
  • Using the three different round brushes mix three colours using water 
  • Add paint to a small 1” x 1”block, using your spray pen add water to the block 
  • Stamp directly on watercolour CS piece 
  • Using black watercolour tap the brush against you finger to create splatters 
  • Set aside and allow to dry completely 
  • Adhere watercolour piece the black CS piece, this will make it easier to stamp the Charming Cascades image directly on the watercolour CS.
  • Stamp sentiment Adhere and adhere to card base.
CTMH watercolour card workshop

Watercolour, stamping & assembly Instructions 
Featured technique Watercolour resist with clear (or white) embossing powder

  • Stamp the “U” using Veramark, heat embossing using clear or white embossing powder 
  • Using the small rectangular brush start at the bottom of the watercolour CS piece and paint a rainbow gradient using multiple colours as shown 
  • Wipe off the watercolour on the “U” 
  • Using black watercolour tap the brush against you finger to create splatters 
  • Set aside and allow to dry completely 
  • Trace the “U” using the journaling pen Adhere to Black CS piece, adhere to card base.
CTMH Watercolour card workshop - Julie Carriere

If you're looking for any of these featured stamp sets, you're in luck.  The Stampaganza 2016 is now on until March 2016.

I hope I've inspired to take out those watercolour paints and just have fun, if you would like to create this cards contact me to set-up a time.  Watercolours are not just for your kids embrace your inner child and have fun with!    

5 comments:

Jeanie B said...

These cards are beautiful! I love our water colors and love playing with them. Tresa Black is such an inspiration. Thanks for explaining the steps you uses.

Nancy Ball said...

These cards are GORGEOUS! I especially love how you used the blocks and stamps on the pink one. You are in inspiration, too.

Diana Saunders said...

Thanks Julie for sharing... Xoxo

Kathy Burrows said...

Absolutely love your cards. Will have to try some of your techniques!

Tammy Lubick said...

Thank you for sharing this, I am inspired to try holding a watercolor class soon. I just need to order supplies and practice now!