Tuesday, February 05, 2019

{Spotlight Project} Monika Plays With Pipettes And Liquid Watercolors

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! It's Monika here today trying her hand at lazy watercolouring without brushes, an idea born out of finding some pipettes during my recent clear out and one of those 'I wonder if...' moments. The new stamp club set Bloomful is great for white embossing on these lazy backgrounds. I ended up making two cards, one using mixed media card and another one using watercolour card, here they are:

The original idea was to drop some liquid watercolours using the pipettes on a piece of mixed media card spritzed with water, move them around and see what happens.

I had planned to leave the embossing until later as the pigments in my watercolours are quite strong and can easily stain the white embossing.

Well, it created a bit of a mess and didn't move as well as I had hoped.

What I learned: 
Only pick up a tiny amount of watercolour as the drops were larger than expected and dropped out very quickly too.
Have a piece of kitchen roll underneath the card to soak up the colour that's running off.

I was a bit disappointed with the result so far and decided I'd have another go, this time using watercolour card, less watercolour and more spritzed water.

Once the pieces had thoroughly dried and feeling quite happy with the result, I white embossed my chosen image.

Still the original background didn't quite do it for me hence I decided to add some more embossing using some of the smaller stamps from the set.

I also added a bit of yellow ink around the edges, spritzed with more water and lightened the watercolouring by removing some of it with an old cloth.

Here are the results after I added the sentiments. As you can see in the right hand panel, the watercolour pigment has slightly stained the white embossing after the spritzing activated the pigments again, but I rather like the grungy look.

I decided to layer the mixed media card panel on an orange card base with an asymmetrical border.
I wanted to highlight the red/pinks and yellows in the card, but choosing just one of them didn't work hence I went for the blend of orange which seemed to do the trick.

My watercolour card panel went onto a pink base card.

That's it from me for today. If you feel like making a card following through on your 'I wonder if' moment or a project using any of the techniques or ideas shared by my teamies in their Spotlight Posts, make sure to link up your makes with our spotlight project gallery here.

Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

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  1. Wow what amazing cards. So glad you kept going and love both of your mixed media cards x Thank you for the step by steps and a fun idea to add the colours with the pipettes x.

  2. The results of embossing on the vibrant watercolors is stunning, Monika. tfs

  3. I love how you did not give up on your watercolored backgrounds, Monika. Loved the gorgeous new stamp set heat embossed and added after you had finished the backgrounds. I agree, the smaller embossed images on the 2nd card looked fine even though they picked up some of the watercolor. TFS all your tips on your creating process. Hugs..Nancy

  4. What fabulous results from your 'experiment' Monika.

  5. They turned out great. I agree that the extra stamped images did help the first card. Great job!

  6. What a fun idea! I have pipettes hiding in my stash!

  7. I like how you created this art work! TFS


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