Monday, October 15, 2018

Iced Watercolor

Hello friends.  Welcome!

Today I'm reminding that there's still time to join in at
CAS Mix Up

CAS Mix Up
is hosted by the very talented Mac.

I used the Black Ice Technique and I've got to say that I was amazed at the results!

The pictures don't do it justice!

I used a small piece of silver foil cardstock and swiped some
Jet Black StazOn over it.

I let that dry then swiped some VersaMark over it and
covered it with clear embossing powder and heated it.

The shine is incredible!

I die cut with this darling watering can and shaped it with a bone folder.

For the background, I used some Distress ink smooshed on a piece of acetate 
and spritzed to add a splotch on the base of my watercolor paper and
a watercolor pencil and water brush to add some ground.

The flowers are die cuts from a dear friend.  I kept all the pieces intact 
and used Zigs and a water brush to color them.

I arranged them using dimensionals atop some stamped wildflowers.

The design piece was die cut and the base card was embossed with a larger die.

The card is larger than I normally make.  It's an A7 size.

My CAS Mix Up mixed media are: 
Metal using the Black Ice Technique, stamping, acetate smoosh, watercolor, die cuts, embossing with a die and heat embossing.

Our Design team with fabulous Guest Designer Pat have lots of
inspiration for you.  I hope you'll check them out and add to the gallery.
Challenges end on the 24th.

I'll also add this to the gallery at The CAS Watercolour Challenge 
where we're celebrating our 2nd birthday with prizes!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Mini Bouquet (TH), Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:   Vintage Photo (DI), Tree Branch Archival (WV), Jet Black Stazon, VersaMark
Paper:   Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Silver Foil (Dollar Stord)
Other:  Watering Can (MB), Crocus Die (Alexandra Renke), Double Pierced REctangle (Avery Elle, Clear EP, Silver EP (SU), Zigs (#52 Brt. Yellow, #70 Orange, #43 Olive Green, #64 Oatmeal, #80 Brown) Water Brush, 


Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Bonnie, that is STUNNING. Thank you for the lnk and detailing how you did it, with my limited supplies for stamping I think I may be able to do this?

Julia Aston said...

Your 'metal' watering can really looks like metal Bonnie - great job with the technique! love your die cut and stamped flowers - such a beautiful little bouquet! Julia xx

Linda said...

Bonnie, I love how your black iced water can turned out. It looks amazing.
Beautiful card, my friend.

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Bonnie, your watering can looks amazing! xx

MaryH said...

A great look with the Black Ice, and didn't it make for a splendid watercan to hold this gorgeous bouquet of fall flowers! A brilliant look, Miss B. Love it! TFS & Hugs

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE your Black ice technique for your faux metal watering can, Bonnie. I have not tried that technique yet, but you sure have me inspired. I love your pretty Fall colored flower bouquet with your die cut crocus and leaves. Your added grounding and framing turned out perfectly too. TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

Loll said...

LOVE your card Bonnie! That watering can is AWESOME!! It looks vintage, and so beautiful with the soft wash background and your gorgeous bouquet of bright flowers. Amazing design, my friend! xx

Jo Manna said...

So CLEVER! This water canister looks like the real thing, you got great dimension with the Black Ice Technique. The shadowing really brings out the cylindrical shape. The pop of orange is a beautiful contrast too. Another beauty dear friend xx

Ina G said...

What a brilliant masterpiece you have here Bonnie.Love the black ice watering can, the wash behind it and that stunning floral arrangement - Wow!

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Bonnie, the black ice makes the watering can so real and the slight cure just adds to the effect. I absolutely love it :)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

A neat technique! Pretty with your watering can.

JosieD said...

Wow, what a terrific the watering can. So many interesting touches...the background, simple but"there"; the black ice technique, striking; the die cut flowers on top of stamped wildflowers, so clever and easy to do but makes such difference. You are my hero when it comes to design!!

Susan said...

What a brilliant idea to use the black ice technique to create the metal watering can! And the crocus dies make perfect autumn-blooming crocosmias - mine only just finished blooming. The faded brown wildflowers add to the lovely autumn feel of the bouquet. Love this card!

Mac Mable said...

Such an adorable card. Love the pop of vibrant colour from those beautiful flowers. Stunning watering can and absolutely love the technique you've used. It is so unique and stunning x. Wonderful card Bonnie x.

Nancy Stislow said...

OH my gosh I love this! Never thought to use this technique on a die cut and it's perfect for that watering can! Love this card, Bonnie1 How cute is this?

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this card is AMAZING Bonnie! Your little watering can with the black ice technique is so pretty (I just pulled out my Stazon pad and some silver cs!!) and I can't wait to try this technique out! And your water colored background and beautiful flowers make this card FABULOUS...LOVE it!! :0)

Pat said...

Oooh Bonnie this is gorgeous! The black ice technique has worked beautifully on your watering can, and the flowers you have zigged look fabulous inside it. I also love the die cut stitched mat on top of the larger embossed frame which finishes it so perfectly. x

Brenda in IN said...

This is just beautiful. The flowers are lovely and the water can looks like it came brand new straight from the potting shed all shiny and metallic. I love the black ice look.

Trina P. said...

Fabulous card, Bonnie! Looks like a painting in a gallery. The black ice technique for the watering can is perfect! Actually genius! Gorgeous watercolouring. The smooshed background and pencil details are beautiful touches. xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, I adore the realistic metallic look of the watering can achieved through the black ice technique! And the flowers are so pretty! Great card, Bonnie!

BożenA said...

Your watering can looks realistically! I love this effect of black ice. Great technique, but as usual with me it does not look so good!