Author Archives: Linda Rizzo

Watercolor Lesson 2 – make your own

By | May 23, 2017

Lesson 2  (otherwise known as make your own shimmer sprays)

We are learning to watercolor using the supplies we already have in a different way.  Today we used our shimmery sprays to paint with.  If we have those sprays, that is – but I don’t.  So, what does a resourceful crafter do when faced with such a dilemma?  Make them!  The only actual spraying required was to get some of the product onto an acetate to use as a palette, so no spray really needed at all.  Some gold Perfect Pearls, some water, and a drop of ink and voila! shimmery liquid.

My Homework:

Remarkable You stamp set was pretty close to the style used in the lesson and I stamped the images using Versamark watermark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  There were two shades of each color and you paint using the lighter shade first.  Build shadow or contour using the darker shade and blend using water. I fussy cut the images and arranged them on a 4.5 x 5.5 Whisper White panel prepared with some splatters of all of the colors.  Because the images were cut from watercolor paper, they sort of had their own idea of where they’d like to be placed.  I found out about Press n’ Seal from another blog.  It works like a charm to keep your pieces in the places you want.

Lesson 2 Homework What gives this homework a boost is the shimmery quality when you’re done.  It’s a little difficult to see, but if you click on the image…

These lessons are really enjoyable.  I got to be creative in some unexpected ways.  That’s what I love – all the things I have learned have a way of becoming cards.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Let me know what you think of Lesson 2!

Watercolor Lessons

By | May 21, 2017

I started a Watercolor class today.  Online.  There’ll be six lessons in all and today was number one.  We used re-inkers instead of watercolor paint or pencils and it was fun.  I’m a little tentative about the subject and so I’m hoping to find a comfort zone somewhere this week.

Here is my homework:

The lesson involved putting water in an area and then adding some ink to see how the water pulls the color.

          Lesson Number 1

This is a retired stamp, but it was the closest in style to the stamp used in the class.  I do love this stamp; I think it’s a permanent piece in my collection 😉

I used Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green re-inkers.  It’s so important to order the re-inkers at the same time you order your ink pads.  I always make it a point.  If I were making a special card for someone and my ink pad went dry I would hate myself.  My planning never includes mail turnaround time from SU.  I suppose I should re-think my planning, but then there would be no pressure!  What fun is that?

The watercolor paper base is mounted on Melon Mambo cardstock and adhered to a whisper white note card.

Come back tomorrow to see how I fare with Lesson 2.  We’ll while away our time until the NEW CATALOG goes LIVE on June 1!

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