Friday, January 7, 2011

Lots of Bots Birthday card - water coloured version

As promised here is the water coloured version of the same card:

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Gray, Water colour card
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic GrayStamps: Lots of Bots
Bigshot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Other:  Tombow Multi, Dimensionals, Frost White shimmer paint also shimmer paint made into shimmer mist (except I now know my alcohol concentration was wrong when I made it hence the slightly more splattered look)

............. the only things different I used on this card was the two inks on water coloured card.  I love water colouring now ......... until I went to our Stampin' Up! Convention a couple of years back water colouring did my head in and we had a love hate relationship............. but one of the other Demonstrators Alisa Tilsner and one of the Stampin' Up! Head office staff from the USA (I can't remember who it was if you remember please let me know) showed us how to water colour - I used to over colour but you have to leave white bits and one thing that I always have to do now is ground or anchor an image so it doesn't look like it is stranded in the middle of a piece of card........... if you don't know what I mean it is the gray stripe underneath the robot so it looks like he is standing on the ground...... not flying through the air.  All you need to ground things is about two quick flicks with a water brush back and forth - again less is more.  

I'm not sure how many more daily posts I will be able to do I've been working more than full time and haven't got back to my craft room to start making more samples but I will try.

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