Saturday, November 21, 2020

The Messy Kind of Watercoloring and The "Light Bulb" Moment

Hello friends!

I am popping in to share some messy water-coloring, yes the loose kind of water-coloring. I find that ink-smooshing is perfect for me to manipulate water and watercolors.

In case you are not familiar with ink-smooshing, basically, you take a piece of acetate and inked up paint and water and off you go. Start smooshing....

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It is never perfect, and yet it gives just the right amount of  organic "artistic flair" that I can not produce. that's the beauty of "ink-smooshing".

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For the embellishment, I took out the Lacy Panel and trimmed it to fit the card.

Ding: do not let the shape of die limit your creativity. Die cut or trim to make it work for your projects. If you like the patterns and you are not sure if you can always use a square.....alter it!
 
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 For the sentiment, I used the new Linear Pathway Alpha Solid and Outline Die Bundle with my own inked paper. 

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Hope you enjoy today's post. Thank you for stopping by!

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13 comments:

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Beautiful! Love the less structured
look you achieved with the smooshing!

Linda BL said...

Really like the ink smooshing. Really does look like loose watercolor. The Lacey panel is a wonderful addition to the base of the card and really helps the greeting to stand out.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful smooshing with the ink and I love the colors! Way to not let the die restrict you!

Cindy C. said...

Ink smooshing always fun, yours so pretty!!

Maura said...

So pretty - I love ink smooshing! Fab idea to use a strip of the die to ground your sentiment!!

conil said...

Sooooo pretty. You have got this ink smooshing technique down to a science. Gorgeous results.

Ms. Tamp said...

The PAF sets are so pretty. I like the image stamping to fill the card. Great idea for use of the cover die. I like the use of texture and layers. Fantastic!

Sue D said...

Beautiful results.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Lovely smooshed background for your flowers, Virginia!! Just love the little strip of the diecut too!

Dawn T said...

So cleverly done Virginia. I keep forgetting to do this technique.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the style of your carnations card! Very pretty!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your "messy" watercoloring would be me really trying to do it right!! Ha! Gorgeous carnations card and coloring!!

ionabunny said...

Beautiful watercolour card. Love the messy look. Hugz