Tuesday, August 5, 2014


I am posting on the Art Impressions blog today.
I've been digging into my watercolour markers again, using several of the Ai Watercolor sets.  I usually do larger scenes, but this time I worked on some smaller vignettes, and loved them!
This is my attempt at an 'artsy' look - LOL!  I bought an old dictionary a while ago, and it has lovely yellowing, aged looking pages, so I cut it up, tore it a little and lightly sponged the edges to give it even more of a worn appearance.  I mounted the watercolour paper squares on some kraft paper and popped them up on pop dots.  Then I tied a knot in some natural coloured hemp to finish them off. 

I use watercolour markers and a wet paintbrush with my stamps.  I love the control that I get by colouring directly onto the stamps with the markers, and then softening/dragging the colour around with the paintbrush. 

I do a little direct-to-paper colouring with the markers to achieve some of the shading, as well.  I still have a lot of learning to do with watercolouring, but I really love the whole process.  I've used mostly stamps from the Watercolor Series 6 Set 2 (Sku #3498) along with the Foliage Set (Sku #4051) and Tall Flower (Sku #1373)

Happy painting everyone!


Desire Fourie said...

Karen these are beautiful water colour scenes you have used. Love the newsprint and craft combination.
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Nancy Ball said...

Wow, I knew you were talented....but water colour too!!! Sheesh.....I just can't keep up. Your cards and water colouring is BEAUTIFUL!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! I love that phone booth image, it looks fantastic!

Allie said...

I LOVE these cards!! Probably some of my favourites! Everything about them is awesome...the water colouring, the kraft look, the dictionary pages...nice job :)


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