Wednesday, August 27, 2014

All out with watercolors.

The other day I planted a whole new colors of rose moss (sun rose)  flower plants, but ever since it has just been cloudy and these beauties don’t blossom unless there is full sunshine. Im going to use this theme for card.


After crayons and color pencils, watercolors is the first wet paint introduced to kids in school, ever since I have adored its versitality. There is so much one can do with them and I wanted to try so many techniques at one go.


First to create a textured paper, I mixed water colors (from tube) with white PVA glue. I dabbed blue, yellow and red of this mixture on a glossy cardstock. I moved it randomly to let the free will of colors to mix. Then I simply made a checked pattern with a fork as you can see.



My second experiment was with tissue papers. First, I dirtied my craft mat with water colors, pink, red, yellow, white & glue and then used a tissue paper to soak it up and allowed it to dry. (The glue is used to harden the tissue although it continues to look delicate.



Thirdly, I applied a thick layer of gesso in up to down direction on card stock and after drying applied 2-3 coats of dark blue. This gives a nice matte look to the paper.

Now I had created three textures with watercolors, what better than combining it.


I made flowers with these tissue papers. I prefer not to cut them into petals, but simple tear them out ad roll them. Flowers are so random, so why not be random while making them.



I cut out leaves from the first textured paper I had created and created a flower scene. I thought some small piece of lace will do justice so added a piece in between the flowers.



Now incase you noticed the nice clear sticker sun on top of the card and are left wondering from where I got it, well, I just pulled it out from a wine bottle...I cant help but include atleast one recycled item (even if remotely) in every project.

Im quite happy with the whole look of the card and the combination of textures and colors. Just hoping this inspires the clouds to move out and let the sun shine bright over my sun moss!!

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  1. What a lovely mixed media card, Urvashi! Your use of texture, cheerful, bright colors and those gorgeous rolled flowers really make your card stand out. I'm so happy you're joining us for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge,

  2. This is such an inventive piece of art Urvashi! I love those tissue flowers in particular. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  3. What a great background for your Summer flowers x Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x

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  5. what a lovely technique !
    I love those flowers !
    Happy to have you at BGC for the watercolor challenge !

  6. Love those flowers! Thanks for joining us at BGC

  7. Lovely card.
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!