Monday, 19 October 2015

Inktober Day 19 - SeaLife by DT Member Maxine Jones

Stage 1: Using a sheet of smooth stamping paper, apply Gansai Tambi watercolour paints with a very wet brush – I used a blues and greens. Blend the paints on the sheet.
Stage 2: Spray with water and the paint will form a mottled effect. Leave to dry (or if you are impatient, like me, use a heat tool).
Stage 3: Stamp images to create your composition. Trim to fit your blank card base.
 
Stage 4: Stamp seahorses, colour with Gansai Tambi watercolours and Winkof Stella brush Gold, and fussy cut.
Stage 5: Colour in using the Gansai Tambi watercolour paints – they will dry opaque over the background! I added a couple more stamps to the background. Add the cutouts and sentiment to your card front and mount onto card blank.
 
Stage 6: This was a fun card to make and hope you like it. I really enjoy using the Gansai Tambi Watercolour paints, they are so opaque, compared to most watercolours, and enable you to layer up over existing colour. The Winkof Stella brush is not only good for colouring in, but for adding a border, as I did here with the sentiment. You can also mix up on your palette, or craft mat, with the Gansai Tambi watercolours, to give a little extra sparkle in places!