Monday, 17 July 2017

Acrylic Block Watercolouring


Good Morning.
Playing with inks and paper again.
One of my favourite techniques is the Acrylic Block Watercoloring.  It is so fun and super easy too!

So here's what I did.
I pressed different colours of Distress inks directly onto my acrylic block, sprayed with water and then pressed onto my heavy weight cardstock.  When I lifted the block there was some puddling so I just soaked up the excess with a paper towel...my background was born.
When the piece was dry, I placed it inside my Misti, then inked the flowers with black and stamped them onto my card front. To add further interest to the bkg. I used the Mixed Media Elements and stamped along the edges to help balance the card out. Stamped the sentiment then mounted the whole piece onto my embossed card front.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Shopping Our Stash- CAS FOR SIMPLICITY DAY
STAMPlorations- STAMPS AND WARM COLOURS
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPING
Dare2B Artzy- BRIGHT COLOURS


Supplies
Stamps- Wildflowers Umbells (Magenta); Fond Expressions 2 (STAMPlorations);
Mixed Media Elements (STAMPlorations)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, Squeezed Lemonade,
Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans)
Paper- heavy white cs (local store)
Accessories and Tools- MISTI; die-Inside Out diagonal (MFT); Cuttlebug; acrylic block; mister (TH)

25 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful background Karen and the added flowers and sentiment go perfectly and you have framed it so prettily with the diagonal stitched rectangle. A gorgeous card! x

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  2. Absotuley stunning, Karen. I love this technique and your card.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  3. Love that background and the contrast with the black! Pretty embossed border too!

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  4. Such a gorgeous background. The colors all blend and play so well together. Another technique I need to get around to trying soon,.

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  5. This is so pretty. I love the gorgeous colours and design.

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  6. Fun technique for the background and works so well with all the colours. Love the addition of the mixed media stamping too x

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  7. Fantastic and so very lovely in every way. I love the colors and the images you stamped over the background.

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  8. OMG Karen, I LOVE your acrylic block stamped background. Your warm colors really pop and love your sentiment and grunge stamping too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  9. its so lovely your background..i can see you love to play with ink and so on ;O))

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  10. Someday I am just going to sit down and try all the wonderful techniques you present to us. Your directions are clear and your outcomes are wonderful!

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  11. Gorgeous! Love that technique and could do it for hours.

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  12. Lovely blend of colours and great use of the mixed media elements stamp!

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  13. Yep! I am delighting in the little things, this card is Fabulous, LOVE the colours.
    Faith
    x

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  14. Your vibrant colors captured my attention on this beauty, Karen! It's so striking. It may have been easy but it's your combination of stamps and textures that make your backgrounds so special. Love this!

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  15. Gorgeous card,Karen.Love the beautiful background.Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  16. LOVE the colours of your inky background, Karen. And great mix of images to create lots of visual texture. xx

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  17. OMG Karen, your background is stunning. Perfect for your black silhouette flowers.

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  18. Oh Karen, that background is gorgeous, I'm always trying to get this look but my colors just become a muddy mess.
    Your background is perfect to show off this lovely flower silhouettes.
    Beautiful card, thank you for sharing it with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  19. Beautiful, colorful CAS card! Always love bright colors like these with striking images! Thanks for sharing at SOS this week.

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous Karen, beautifully inked and blended background, love the floral image, Kate x

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  21. I LOVE the bright colors, this fantastic silhouette stamp image and the wonderful frame. A beautiful card, Karen. :)
    Greetings from Germany
    xx Katrin
    (Thank you so much for your nice comments!)

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  22. So gorgeous Karen. Love the colors!

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