Friday, 8 July 2016

A Little Watercolour Daisy Wish

Morning folks this week I was determines to have a proper bash at watercolouring but using the craft stash I already own. Hands up if you belong to the club of I must have 'this' to pull of 'this'? To be honest you don't and to be honest whats the point in spending out more cash to find out it wasn't what you thought or you couldn't get to grips with it? So before I invested in a decent set of watercolours I had a wee play with my Kuretake Art & Graphic pens to see what I could achieve.

I now know I started off using them wrong (for me) but we live & learn eh? We aren't all naturals. If you're interested, here is what I did. I stamped out the largest flower from Daisy Days in clear embossing ink and the whitest embossing powder I had ( I defo think I'd prefer a whiter one!) then I chose the colours. Now this is where I feel I went wrong. After wetting my watercolour paper I scribbled ink onto an acrylic block and applied to my design from there.

I think my problem is I like things to be controlled and exactly as I want them to be I've now learnt that it's doesn't have to be like that, lol! I battled my demons and persevered and gradually my design came together but I tell you there were a few heart palpitations during the process. So for me this was very therapeutic. I literally pushed through and came out the other side. Now some of you may think that sounds daft but for those that know me and I mean 'really know me' will realise how difficult it was and although this is not my preferred colouring medium I do think I'll give it another go.

It's not great, its far from perfect but overall I'm happy with it. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave me a comment, I love to read them!

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  1. Beautiful Bev, love the daisies and gorgeous colours.
    Linda xxx

  2. Love this, Bev! Stunning colours and a great technique! Have a great weekend! xxx

  3. Very nice card.
    Thank yoy for joining us at Crat Rocket.
    Greetings Geesje

  4. Pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  5. pretty card...the 'washed' effect looks lovely.

  6. Beautiful. Love, Love, Love

    Big Hugs
    Tammi Lynn

  7. Oh, Bev, I love this artsy style. This card is so beautiful.

  8. I think this turned out beautifully! Gorgeous colours - thanks for joining us at Art Impressions!