Sunday, May 18, 2014

Watercolored Embossing

I'm finally catching up a bit on the 
Online Watercolor Class




On day 8, Lauren Bassen showed how to paint using a stencil.

I used an embossing folder as a guide instead of a stencil.

I dry embossed onto watercolor paper and colored with re-inker and my Aqua Brush.

I really need to try this with watercolor paint.

I know my ink colors so I automatically go to them.

The little dragonfly is stamped on vellum to give the wings a transparent look.

Now I really want to watercolor and nothing else.

But I need to cut sets for a class coming up this week.

Then I'm going to play!

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps: Organic Grace (retired)
Ink: Basic Gray, Re-inker (Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede)
Paper:  140 lb. Cold Press Watercolor (Strathmore), Pear Pizzazz, Vellum
Other:  Embossing Folder (Darice), Aqua Painter

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


26 comments:

Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

This is such beautiful card .. .. a fabulous finished look.

I hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I'm glad this tranquil card popped up before I head off to work, Cathy x

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, this is beautiful! Interesting the way you used the dry embossing from a folder to achieve such a pretty look. The butterfly in vellum is outstanding too! Fantastic card!
Lynn

Renee said...

This is so beautiful!! Well done!

Deepti said...

This is lovely and what a fun and innovative way to use embossing as a guide, I like the added dimension through the dragonfly :)

Bobby said...

I've never seen this embossing folder but it is perfect for this technique. The coloring is wonderful and the addition of the dragonfly is so special (I didn't want to say wonderful again. lol)

Carol Doggett said...

LOVE it! It is gorgeous!

Claudia said...

Nice job on this, Bonnie! They make it look so easy in class but when we go to try it on our own... Go, girl!

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent Bonnie!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Bonnie. I don't know if I could have done that with dry embossing. You did a wonderful job.

Anonymous said...

I like what you have done here. I think I might give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tracey McNeely said...

Really gorgeous card Bonnie! The dragonfly has such fabulous dimension!

Loll Thompson said...

Really lovely Bonnie ... and so clever to use an embossing folder. Loll xx

vic said...

Hi Bonnie wow this is lovely and gorgeous watercolouring your card is stunning!

Vic x

Sue - said...

Beautiful water colouring Bonnie!

Faith A said...

Beautiful colouring and card, I know just a small amount about watercolouring as I went to a class many years ago, so can see why you are so enthusiastic about it.

Doris said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie! The dragonfly is a nice touch, too--looks realistic. You're right about how the classes make everything look so easy, but it takes a lot of practice to get watercoloring techniques down. I'm still working on those lessons. What a great way to paint a scene with your ef!

Hettie said...

Oh My! This is beautiful Bonnie. Love it.
Hugs
xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Bonnie, seriously. Stunning! Hugs, Darnell

Susan said...

Beautifully done, Bonnie! I love the soft greens and the sweet vellum dragonfly!

Aileen said...

So delicate and pretty. The watercolouring is perfect for your scene. x

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie, this is just beautiful!! You can't even tell you embossed this first. I love this folder and I love how beautiful it looks water colored!! Your dragonfly is awesome, looks so real. I am loving all the water coloring everyone is doing, it's so beautiful!! Hugs

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a great idea to use an embossing folder to use as a guide when watercoloring! It turned out beautifully, Bonnie.

Cynthia said...

Ooo, that embossing folder idea is ingenious!! LOVE the effect!!! And the sweet dragonfly is awesome!

Greta said...

This really blows me away, Bonnie! Looks like a painting! You need to frame your cards!