Watercoloring using Distress inks


I have been a fan of watercoloring for some time now, and it’s only fair that I use it in cards too! Although its a late start, I have started making water color cards. And I am getting a little happier each time I complete a watercolored card. πŸ™‚ And here is my latest attempt –

ColorQ Challenge #269

I first stamped the flowers and leaves from the Avery Elle ‘Petals & Stems’ stamp set in a very light ink on a watercolor paper panel. I then picked up the distress inks -Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Tumbled glass and watercolored the stamped images.

ColorQ Challenge #269 (close up 1)

I waited until the piece was dry. I then stamped the flower centers in Versamark watermark ink, added some gold embossing powder on top and heat embossed it. I also added the sentiment from Penny Black ‘Dahlias’ stamp set in Staz On Black ink.

ColorQ Challenge #269 (close up 2)

I then foam mounted this piece on the card base.

I am beginning to think that when making these watercolor cards, there is no need for any other embellishment at all! The watercolors themselves make such a big impact that nothing else is needed to adorn the card! πŸ™‚

I am submitting this piece to ColorQ Challenge #269,Β Runway Inspired Challenge #72Β and Little Tangles Challenge #49 – Giving Thanks

For the ColorQ Challenge, since I didn’t have the exact colors mentioned in the challenge, I have used substitute Distress ink colors (In particular, I have mixed the colors for Hello Honey – Wild Honey, and Tangerine Tango – Rusty Hinge for the flowers)

Thanks for looking! πŸ™‚


8 thoughts on “Watercoloring using Distress inks

  1. Such beautiful watercolouring Ashwini, and such a different take on the Runway Inspired Challenge! So glad you could share this with us and play along – you’re right, no other embellishments needed πŸ˜‰

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