I haven’t played along with PTI’s Make It Monday for ages … I’ve wanted and planned to … then suddenly the deadline’s passed. Tonight, I’m squeezing in with this card …
Erin‘s video (here) explains the technique of impression line watercolouring … instead of using an impression plate (IP) to cut a shape/shapes out, it’s used to impress the image/images on the cardstock. I’m the proud owner of just the one, very recently acquired, PTI IP, and tonight I used it for the first time. I ran a piece of watercolour card and the IP through my Cuttlebug using the embossing plates, and used Distress Inks and a refilled Wink Of Stella brush to do the ombré colouring, using the impressed lines as my guide. Once it was dry, I die cut a Studio Calico thanks out of the panel, cut another five out of spare cardstock, and stacked them together. A piece of printer paper was adhered behind the negative space on the coloured panel, the stacked word was popped into place and I scattered a sequin or three over it. The finished panel was popped up on foam dots on the card base. Here’s a close up so you can see the shimmer (which is much more so IRL).
Those of you who know me will understand that I had a serious discussion with myself about whether to post this card … I like crisp lines and tidy edges … and this technique doesn’t fit
too well at all with my neat freak tendencies! The watercolouring’s not supposed to stay inside those lovely straight impressed lines … I know, I tried valiantly! However, the card’s made, I used a new technique … and sometimes it’s A Good Thing to step outside that neat little box and be a smidge uncomfortable!
Here’s where I’m playing along …
Make It Monday – Impression Line Watercolouring
AAA Cards – Thanks/Thanksgiving
SSS Wednesday – Thanks/Thanksgiving
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂