Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Watercolor Series 6 by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
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!


Vi soriano said...

Love it...beautifully done

Unknown said...

Sooooo Artsy! Love them! Frame-Worthy! TFS!!!

Marie-Pierre Capistran said...

This is beautiful, Karen!!! I can't wait to get my studio back and to get creative again!!!! You make me want to go play with my yet un-inked Ai stamps. :))

Sharon Caudle said...

GORGEOUS, Karen!! Love the entire look! Beautiful!
hugs, Sharon

Kerry said...

Karen, they are GORGEOUS!!! I love the artsy look!!! :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Your cards are fabulous. I bought a couple new sets but have yet to play with them.

Cynthia said...

Lovely set of cards, Karen. Fabulous watercoloring!