Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Monochromatic and coloring with white craft ink. . .

Ok...well this card is definitely out of my comfort zone! 

I have seen so many cards on the internet using the monochromatic water
coloring and adding the white craft ink, so I wanted to give it a try. 

In my opinion this card is a FAIL, but there are things I do like about it that I wanted to share as well as a couple tips and some things NOT to do. 

So I am going to enocourage you to give it a try using some of these tips I found in the making of this card.  

Things I like:  

- tiny leaves and flower buds
- stamped image
- greetings
- shadow effect under the bloom

Things I dislike:  

-large leaves- they just look distorted....way too much white craft hind sight I would have left them just water colored the plum shade

- white craft ink on the large bloom- it is wayyyy too overpowering....I learned that a little goes a LONNNNNNNNNNNNNNG way when it comes to the white ink.  

-I would suggest forget the water when it comes to white time I would choose a very tiny brush and use a dry brush painting technique

- Another tip when water coloring on regular card stock- the card stock will "pil" (break down) very very easily if it is over wet.  Be very careful.  

I tried this on other colors of card stock and they were much harder to use than the Perfect Plum.    

So my friends, check out other samples on the internet and give this technique a try.....I am going to try again......will let you know how it turns out. 

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