The September Orchard collection features original artwork by watercolor artist Swarup Murthy, inspiring this month's technique challenge.
This month, the challenge is to incorporate watercolor techniques into your projects, using any technique with a “watercolor” feel and the medium of their choice. (Watercolor paints, pencils or crayons, Gelatos, dye-based inks, etc.)
FAUX WATERCOLOR ACRYLIC BLOCK STAMPING
Inspired by an earlier post I did on acrylic block stamping, I created cards with a faux watercolor look. Apply two to three colors of Distress ink to the surface of a 3x4" acrylic block. Spritz surface with water; stamp onto white panel. (You can usually get two to three impressions from each inking.) Stamp Lagoon seahorse, bubbles and sentiment in Jet Black. Use watercolor pencils to color seahorse image; blend with a water brush. Add Stickles glitter glue to bubbles.
Color white areas using a white Pitt pen. Apply Stickles glitter glue to bubbles.
Apply three shades of green Distress to the acrylic block. Spray with water; stamp onto white panel. Stamp Orchard sentiment and apple image onto panel. Use watercolor pencils to color apple image; blend with water brush. Color white area with white Pitt pen.
Repeat above steps with three shades of Oxide inks. Stamp image and sentiment with Jet Black ink. Use watercolor pencils to color pear image. Add scribble of black Gelato below pear; blend with water brush.
I hope this inspires you to create a faux watercolor look on your pages, cards and more. With so many variations to try, it's time to get creating!