Friday, September 1, 2017

September CAS Mix Up Challenge - Watercolour Wash

What a fun challenge for September over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge!  Bonnie is our host this month and this is her challenge!
Here is the definition of watercolour wash that Bonnie has over on the challenge blog:

wash is a term for a visual arts technique resulting in a semi-transparent layer of color. Normally only one or two colours of wash are used. [from Wikipedia]

There are also several links to YouTube videos on this technique on the blog.
I watched this one to learn about Watercolour Wash:  Watercolor Wash 3 Ways by LindsayWeirich

I used watercolour wash, stamping, and my choice of dry embossing and sequins on my CAS card today!
I took a panel of Arches Watercolor paper and did a watercolor wash over it using a blue and a dark pink watercolor paint mixed with water.  After the panel had dried, (speeded up a bit with my heat tool!) I stamped the trees along the bottom and the quote above them using Archival Jet Black ink. To keep it CAS,  I cut the panel down to fit onto the bottom half of my card
I embossed another watercolor paper panel using Tim Holtz Tall Pines embossing folder.  I layered the panels to a white card base.

So we hope you will try doing a watercolour wash on your CAS design card and link it up over at the the September CAS Mix Up Challenge!  You have until Sept 24th to link up!





Stamps:  Tree Line - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous,  Trees and Flowers/Alison Bomber/Eclectica3 - PaperArtsy
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  dark pink and blue watercolor paints, paint brush, water, Tall Pines Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Sugar blend sequins - Avery Elle.

11 comments:

butterfly said...

This is absolutely lovely, Julia - the soft blended colours of the sky are so pretty, and the tree silhouettes are magical against them. I love how you've mounted the smaller panel on the embossed white card - a delight! Oh, and of course those wonderful words!!
Alison x

Loll said...

The wash of blue and pink in the sky behind your trees reminds me of some of the beautiful sunsets that we have here. So pretty!! And I love the texture and design of your dry embossed trees in the background, Julia. xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful soft watercolour wash background for your stamped trees. Love the dry embossed trees behind your main image and your wonderful quote too. TFS Julia. Hugs

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Julia, I love the sentiment and the soft wash does look like a sunset, Cathy x

Susan said...

Love the soft serene colours of your watercolour wash - great backdrop for the simple trees and the wonderful quote. I like the repeat of the tree motif on your embossed cardbase.

Christine Alexander said...

love the simplicity of the trees and gorgeous water colour wash sky. I've got to get a set of Alison Bomber quotes, I see paper Artsy now has them in and lucky me heading to the UK in a week :)

Kim Heggins said...

Simply beautiful card...love those embossed trees!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your watercolour wash is so soft and pretty, Julia! I love that the tree silhouettes echo the embossed trees behind. How creative you are to think of that! Hideko

Darnell said...

Your scene is so pretty and perfect for that beautiful poem, Sis, and your soft background wash is just the right touch of color!! Hope you are enjoying the long weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Mac Mable said...

Loving the layout of your eye catching card. Such a pretty colour wash and the white tree dry embossing looks great x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful miniature watercolor scene, Julia! I love how you've placed it over the embossed pine trees! A wonderful contrast of textures!