Tuesday, October 31, 2006

More watercolors

I thought I'd try my hand at paper tole, since I read somewhere it was popular again...This is an image from My Heart Stamps For You which I stamped with Stazon ink and watercolored 3 times. For the watercoloring I used my Derwent pencils, which I recommend.

After coloring, I trimmed 1 entire image around its border. I cut out the flowers from the second image. I trimmed part way in towards the centers of the flowers and bent and curled them with my finger, then glued them onto the main panel at a slightly different angle than the image. After the glue dried I reshaped them a little bit. For the hummingbirds, I cut out only the bodies and the wing in the foreground. They are attached to the card with 3m Mounting Tape.

The background behind the main panel is a scrap of glossy paper done with the polished stone technique (or a modified one, not sure) - I soaked a cotton ball in alcohol, and dripped a few drops of reinker on it, then applied it repeatedly to glossy cardstock...it's been a while since I made that piece and I don't remember what colors I used - probably Adirondack Pesto and Brilliance Galaxy Gold. I stamped the background panel with the Oriental Branch stamp using Versacolor Bamboo ink. Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

  1. this is beautiful- and you selected the perfect stamp to highlight this technique. by the way, the subscribe feature is working- told you I'd be here :) Adelle- mnhyrkas

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  2. What gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for the instructions - they are terrific. Love the name of your blog, too - lol! Will come back and see what you are doing again one day soon :-)
    TFS!

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  3. This is gorgeous! My DH and I put up a hummingbird feeder for the first time this year and we've really enjoyed watching them. My friends say that's a sure sign of getting old! I guess that just means I can finally appreciate the simple beauty around me! Beautiful card!

    Christine (LovinTX on SCS)

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  4. Fabulous card. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging.

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  5. truly beautiful card you can tell the time you have put into it
    claudia

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  6. truly beautiful card you can tell the time you have put into it
    claudia

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  7. Shelley Davis11/09/2006 9:56 AM

    Dini,
    This is my first visit to your blog. Your work is gorgeous. You said you had to win the contest because there were only 45 enteries, well I think you would have won if there was 100.
    Shelley Davis

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