Thursday, 18 June 2015

Awesomely Artistic watercoloured wash 2


Dragonflies: beautiful creatures which conjure up images of lazing by the river in a country idyll. 

Except you wouldn’t think that if you were a small insect. In fact, dragonflies are vicious predators, catching more than 95% of their prey, making them more successful than any of the big cats or sharks. In fact, don’t even bother Googling dragonflies to find out more as it will surely put you off this gorgeous stamp set. Let’s just pretend that dragonflies are simply pretty, shall we?

That’s the train of thought I was taking while making this card. Again, I began with a watercolour wash; I find when I’m watercolouring, it makes sense to create a few backgrounds at a time. This keeps you busy while waiting for the first one to dry, and means you have some in the bag ready for next time. This time I didn’t use the wet-on-wet technique and you can see the difference; the brush strokes are more evident. 

For some reason I decided to stamp a line of the burlap-style border along the bottom, but I didn’t like it so, before chopping it off, I tried creating a border. Turns out I do like that, which just goes to show there really are no “mistakes”. 

The tiny punched flower comes from the Tree Builder Punch. Not the cheapest way of making a tiny flower, but the punch is well worth it as it gives great value. 


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