Friday, May 23, 2014

Watercolor Class Day 11 - Thanks, Tim!

Tim Holtz had a video for us on Day 11 about using the negative space of a stencil to create a neat watercolor background.  I didn't have mini Distress Inks but sponging it worked just fine.  Note to self:  spritz only enough water for the ink to bead up; more water = muddy mess.  Oh, also, press and dab the paper towel; don't sweep it across the stencil as you pick up the excess ink while pressing down to transfer the color!!!

This was a very quick and fun way to stretch your inks and stencils.  Who doesn't like that?

The Details:  Heidi Swapp stencil, Tim Holtz watercolor paper and Distress Inks, Hero Arts sentiment, star sequins, Versafine onyx ink, Pop Tone black licorice cardstock, Glossy Accents as glue

I'm entering this in Inkspirational #56 Photo Challenge (colors & uplifting feel), Curtain Call Pajama Party (colors, patterns and fun feel), Jellypark Bold & Bright  


  1. Beautiful colours- love the way they fade at the edges and the combination with the text is perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  2. Wow... this is a cool technique! Great use of colors and good choice for sentiment placement! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  3. What a fun card! The black words look amazing against those colorful chevron stripes. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call.

  4. This is beautiful! Great job :)

  5. Beautiful watercoloured chevron. Thank you so much for sharing with usu at the Curtain Call!

  6. I love your card and the use of the negative space on your stencil! So very pretty! Thank you for playing with us at Jellypark Friends for our "Bright" challenge.

  7. I love this Toni, the way the colours fade at the edges looks great and then the strong, bold sentiment just shines. Thanks for joining us at Ink


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