Monday, July 31, 2017

Watercolor stencil using metalic shimmer sprays and watercoloring using pigment dye inks from Altenew

Hello and welcome!
I made another card to enter into the current July Inspiration Challenge at Altenew Blog.
Click the inspiration photo below .

In today's card I used two somewhat new coloring methods to me which are watercolor stenciling using altenew metalic spray and watercoloring using altenew pigment dye inks.

So here's my card.

First, I prepared watetcolor paper into A2 size, then put Sketched Lines stencil onto it and then brushed using metalic shimmer ink sprays- Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades.

I thought brushing ink sprays instead of just spraying is a good way to minimalize bleeding and make clear stencil.

Second, I stamped Garden Treasure floral images with versafine black ink , then watercolored them using Altenew pigment dye inks. I mainly used Ruby Red and Velvet. To color leaves, I used metalic ink sprays that were left on my watercolor palette from previous stenciling.
Then I fussy cut all the images.

Third, I stamped sentiment from "Smile More" set and then rounded natural string around the lower part of the panel, then foam mounted the panel onto a brown card base. 
Then I put floral images onto the panel using foam tapes and glue. 
Finally I applied clear wink of stella to the flowers (because green stenciled background and leaves had shimmer due to metalic shimmer sprays, I wanted the same shimmering effect in the red flowers), then I put some sparkling clear sequins. 

That's it for today.
Using somewhat different coloring medium was so fun and exciting. I also love the results.

Thanks for reading this post.
Hope you enjoyed it.


  1. Lovely colouring on your flowers, Marge, and the stencilled background looks great!

    1. Oh, thank you so much for your lovely comment, Sue!! ♡

  2. Marge, I don't have any of the shimmer sprays YET! Your card is really lovely!
    Have you water colored using their regular inks? Sometimes is works great - on Bristol paper. Yesterday I tried it on water color paper, but it didn't seem to blend very well.
    Thanks for sharing your brushed stencil technique - it looks really great!

    1. Oh, thank you so much for your comment, Michele. I'm so happy that my post helped you a little, cause you are one my heroins! I used Timholtz A2 sized watercolor paper here. Blending was fair. I didn't know that watercoloring might not work on some other watercolor papers. A couple of days ago, I tried MFT dye inks for watercoloring on a certain watercolor paper and it wasn't good, I just thought that MFT inks don't work well, but now I think that was the problem of paper itself! Should consider that in my next works. Thanks for your tip. Love ♡

  3. So beautiful Marge, the background looks divine with those gorgeous flowers!

    1. Thank you so much for your stopping by and comments. I really appreciate that !

  4. gorgeous the look.