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)

30 comments:

Pat said...

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

Anke said...

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

Hugs
Anke

Bonnie said...

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

Annie said...

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

Marilyn said...

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

Mac Mable said...

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

Verna Angerhofer said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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..

Dortesjs said...

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

Charlene said...

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!

maria f. said...

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

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Karen

gr karin

Susan said...

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

Daffodil Cards said...

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

Nancy Stislow said...

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!

Sylvia said...

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

Gr,Sylvia.

Loll said...

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

Christine Alexander said...

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

Maria Rodriguez. said...

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.

Mimi said...

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

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the rainbow effect!

Brawny said...

A fabulous cardvx

cuilliesocks said...

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

Katrins kreative ART said...

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!)

Lisa Lara said...

So gorgeous Karen. Love the colors!

Julie B said...

Such gorgeous colours in the background, definitely summery.
Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations. :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous card Karen, love the colourful background

Linda said...

This is stunning as always Karen. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Ellie Knol said...

It is gorgeous... if you leave the block longer on the card for the paper to be able to absorb the moisture, you wll get less puddling of color. Just a tip :)

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

wow! this is a stunning card :) i love everything about it. you are a very talented lady !
cheers
preeti