Thursday, July 26, 2012

Just Markers and Water




Happy Friday!  I have a few cards for today.  They are all a bit different but each had the same starting point.  All of these cards started with one of these images from the Faith in Nature Stamp set.


During one of our class lessons in the Stretch Your Stamps class, Kristina Werner used markers to add color to a craft sheet and then spritzed the color with water. She then dipped her stamped image into this mixture for beautiful results.  I've done a similar technique using Distress Inks several times and have substituted Stampin' Up! Ink pads as they are also dye inks.  I'd just never thought about using markers.  I love it!  With markers you can create a much smaller color pallette.  Perfect for a smaller image like this pear.  I used Stampin' Up! markers but I think any water based marker would work.

I did all of these with exactly the same colors except the one in the upper right corner.  It had a different shade of red/orange.  I also used some different distress ink on the edges. Otherwise, they all started with the same technique but came out so different.


For the background of this card, I used a Hero Arts stamp that was inked in three different dye inks and then spritzed with water before stamping.


This is the simplest and one of my favorites.  I did use a colored pencil to add a little deeper color to the pear and color in the leaf after the ink dried.   I borrowed another class trick and used the scoreboard to mark a line around my image.  The lovely sentiment is the only other thing on the card.

These were such fun to do.  The pattern paper is the 6x6 Pyrus Paper Pad from Basic Grey.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

6 comments:

  1. These are so pretty, Lisa! I love all the variations in colour and the beautiful way you've finished them off into cards. I need to try out some of the techniques from class, too. I registered and watched most of the videos, but haven't had a chance to put anything together using the ideas yet.

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  2. Wow! These are beautiful!! :)

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  3. These are beautiful, Lisa. I'm quickly deciding that using water to create a variety of colors and shapes is one of my favorite techniques. I've done this sort of thing with both distress ink and LePlume II markers. They both turn out great!

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  4. Your cards are so beautiful.
    I love to work with different mediums.
    These turned out so pretty.

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  5. I love how these "pears" turned out... I love that they are each different and you used them each differently... what a great effect... and adding some colored pencils really rocks too! Thanks for sharing :) Kathi

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  6. these are all so pretty Lisa-love the technique you used-it really produces an artsy look

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