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Grew up in the era of make and mend so have always been crafty. Love trying new things and in particularly love Art and Crafts. My favourite techniques are colouring with different mediums and altered art. Always happy to try new things.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

WATERCOLOUR OR .......



I used watercolouring pencils to colour this gorgeous stamp from Elisabeth Bell called STARR. For this stamp or any of the other Elisabeth Bell collections click here.



I coloured this some time ago and then decided I didn't like my colouring  - but having not seen it for some time I've quite forgotten why I didn't like it!  Maybe it's just a case of stepping back sometimes, working close up and personal you just start seeing mistakes and problems!

I do definitely remember having one disaster after another which probably added to my growing disatisfaction.   Having coloured the tail I decided I didn't like the effect so I covering with stickles glitter glue thinking that would add texture and subtly cover the colouring/colour!  Not so, once the image had dried I hated the stickles - it had dried flat and lifeless - so I scraped it all off.  

In removing the stickles with a knife the tail got damaged but I really like the distressed look - adding texture to the fin.  I had seen a Watercolour painter distressing his painting with a knife to achieve the surf on the water and also distressing rocks in the same way to add aging and texture - so idea was not completely my own!



I used liquid chalk for the sky and was unsure about the result achieved.  The fantasy hair colour was a new one for me and definitely took me out of my comfort zone.





I hope I have encouraged those of us out there who are very critical to go back and take another look at your projects - you may be surprised by want you see!

Check back next week to see if you prefer COPICS!

Techniques:

Medium:  Watercolouring pencils, Liquid chalk, knife
Papers:   Papermania capsule collection
Dies used:  from memory - Spellbinders circles, Marianne floral flourish
Embellishments:  Pearls, flowers, brads, die-cut hearts

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Loves Rubberstamping - layers
Oldie but Goodie - BRIGHT COLOURS - something 6 months old (Everything except image)
Vickie's Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - out of your comfort zone (colours!)
Whoopsi daisy - Girly
Great Impressions - must have a heart