Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Water Colored Birds

Hi! I'm here today with a fun card I made using a watercolor technique that I recently learned. I used the May Citrus Twist kit to make the card. Here it is:

 Here's what I did. I used three markers, a spritz bottle and an acrylic block.

I filled the entire block with color. I found that doing this technique with colors that blend nicely together works best.
 Then, I sprayed it with lots of water and swirled it around to combine the colors.
 After that, I pressed the canvas bird - face down- into the ink.
 I did this twice and here's the result. I love the subtle blending of colors on the birds. Additionally, there was a bit of ink left on the block, so I stamped it onto cardstock to create the square of color in the background.

This is definitely one of my new favorite techniques! I can't wait to try it again.
Thanks for stopping by. :)


Patty O'Malley said...

So cute!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is lovely! Thanks for sharing how you made them!

Romy said...

Gosh, you are doing the most amazing things with water colouring! I truly love your card!

Sandy said...

How clever you are and you made a fabulous card!!! Now I will have to try this ---- all I need is more time!

Petti said...

Thank you for the tutorial! I can't wait to try out!

Linda Beeson said...

Anabelle,LOVE the colors on the birds, so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I have been enjoying these markers and your card is so darn cute!!!!

nancy said...

This card is adorable. Thanks for sharing how you got the blended colors.