October 29, 2015

Art Impressions Challenge #171 - Use Water-based Inks

Hello

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #171, the challenge is to use Water-based inks! The design team is also show casing new fabulous Easel dies!! These dies make sending a card that can be displayed so easy!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
AI did a fabulous video showing how to create your easel card, you can see it here! Much better then me trying to explain it!! :)  I used some pattern paper that looks like white wood with arrows on the other side. You don;t have to use double sided pattern paper but it does look good if you do!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

The die set also comes with a couple basic shapes, that you can layer. I used the bigger rectangle to cut some white water color paper. For my main focal point i used the new Watercolor Mini Clay Pot stamp set. The water-based inks i used were Marvy's Le Plume II markers and i used them for the first time! They work great with water, definitely going to be doing some more coloring with these!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I used the markers to color the stamps, then pressed the stamp to my rectangle. With water i pulled the ink from the stamped image to fill in the image. To add more color or make some areas darker, i would add more ink with my marker and use water to spread it around. I did the same thing with the leaves and flowers.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For the sentiment i cut the oval die that comes with the easel die and stamped the sentiment from the Bench set. I wrapped some twine around the colored image and added it and the sentiment oval to my easel card with foam tape.

I hope you will play along with us, there is still time to!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana


6 comments:

  1. This is very pretty Dana! I think because your background paper is so neutral it really makes your image pop!

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  2. Dana, this has such a soft, country feel to it! Perfect with the milk jug :o)

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  3. I love the technique on the flowers, makes them so soft and airy and those easels are a great idea!

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  4. I agree with Karen, the perfect backdrop for that awesome milk can!! Great card, Dana!

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  5. Gorgeous, Dana...your woodsy background adds such impact to the pretty milk jug and flowers...
    ~c

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