So I pulled out my watercolour paper, my reinkers, my aquapainter, and had fun playing. The only thing I don't like is having to wait for my "painting" to dry before I make a card! This is a fun technique and requires no artistic training, I assure you.
|Stamps: Chalk Talk, Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper. Ink: Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise reinkers; Other: Big Shot, framelits, Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Dimensionals, aquapainter, spritzer|
I'm loving the new, soft grey colour Smoky Slate. It's the perfect grey. Balances the bright colours above as well as the more subtle colours used below.
|Stamps: Chalk Talk, Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Watercolour Paper; Ink: Smoky Slate, crisp cantaloupe, soft sky, so saffron reinkers; Other: Big Shot, Framelits, aquapainter, spritzer|
To make these, all I did was spritz my watercolour paper with water, add a few drops of reinker, and spread the ink using my aquapainter. You could use a plain old paintbrush for this too. This would be fun to try with your children if you were stuck indoors on a rainy day. You could also try scribbling on the watercolour paper with a Stampin' Marker then spritzing; or if you have the (sadly) now retired watercolour pencils or crayons, you could experiment with them.
Then I assembled my cards, keeping it simple by just adding the sentiment from Chalk Talk stamped in Smoky Slate and cut out with the Chalk Talk Framelits (LOVE them).
I think using a mini easel to photograph them makes them look like little artworks, don't you?
Here's a card (looks like I CASE'd it without realising!) Shelli showed us at Convention in May:
|This is by Shelli Gardner and you can see it on her blog So Shelli|