Orchard Watercolor

Welcome to September's Artist Team Blog Hop brought to you by Club Scrap. This month we've been challenged to incorporate watercolor techniques with our projects. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to dust off those Faber-Castell Gelatos
 
If you just happened on the blog hop today because you're a regular reader of my blog, and you'd like to view the entire hop, you can start back at Club Scrap. If you're already hopping and linked to me from Tina's Blog, you're in the right spot.
 
Gelatos are acid-free pigment ink sticks that can be used with or without water.  I love the bright colors and creamy texture of the Gelatos.  The fact they look like lipstick tubes is kinda cute too.
 
1. Directly color the stamp with your gelatos. I usually start with the lightest color first and work to the darkest.
 
2. Mist water directly on to the stamp.
 
3. Stamp image onto paper.  I used all sorts of papers: cardstock, watercolor and mixed media papers. I didn't find one worked better than another.

You don't need a Misti, I was making a ton of panels.
 
4. Repeat the process.  I usually got two good clear images without misting more water onto the stamp.  After two imprints, I would re-mist without recoloring.  It just changes the boldness of the image.  I like all the different varieties you can get.

I could have easily created other images with the gelatos but I wanted to challenge myself and use the same image in different ways. Let's start with the simple designs first. Simply mat the collage image and add a greeting.
Club Scrap papers and stamp. Gelatos. Darice embossing folder. Spellbinders die. Pretty Pink Posh sequins. 
Club Scrap papers, stamp, ribbon and tag. Nuvo drops. Gelatos.
 
Trim panels and triple mat images. Stack images.
 Club Scrap papers, stamp, ribbon, bottle cap and tag. Sizzix embossing folder. Gelatos.
Trim collage image into quadrants and mat. Stamp sentiment. Color images with Copic markers and fussy cut. Slice a opening into the basket to tuck in peaches. Stamp background multiple times and apply splatters.
Club Scrap papers, ribbon and stamps. Copic markers. Gelatos. Martha Stewart punch.

Here's my favorite of the group! Stamp words on dark background with oxide ink. Ink edges and spray with water. Let dry.  Take gelato panel and distress edges. Stamp images and color with copic markers. Fussy cut images. Die cut a sign out of wood paper and stamp sentiment. Attach sentiment to a wood stake. Slice a opening in the basket and tuck in sign and fruit.
 Club Scrap papers, stamps. Gelatos. Tim Holtz label die and oxide inks. Copic markers.
 
Thanks for hoping with us today.  Hope you gained inspiration to create watercolor images. Please continue on to see what fabulous creations Wendy has for you.
 
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Comments

  1. Great cards and i love that technique.

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    1. Thank you Hetty! It's been awhile since I've used those amazing gelatos.

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  2. Don't you love your stamp platform?! Your cards are just beautiful and I admire your attention to detail, cutting a slit in the basket for the fruit, the embossing, using the bits of panels for backgrounds...thanks for sharing your art!

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I love my stamp platform for multiple stampings.

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  3. Fun cards and I love all of the various effects achieved using the gelatos. They are so much fun!

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    1. Thank you Roni! That's what I love about those gelatos. You can get two and three impressions with one coloring.

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  4. All of your cards are great, but the peach one is my fave!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I love the how the background turned out on the peach card.

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  5. Love the technique with the misti! Beautiful cards!

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  6. Simply beautiful work Lisa! I actually played with my Gelatos the other day. I forgot how much I loved working with them!! :)

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    1. Thank you Julie! I love my Gelatos. They have such vibrancy.

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  7. Love this technique and beautiful results. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Tina! It is a fun technique.

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  8. So many fun ideas. There are so many details I have to go back and look again! :) (better late than never, eh?)

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