Brushless Watercolor Technique Challenge
Sponsored by Eclectic Paperie
I WON THE CHALLENGE!!
Began by using Strathmore Windpower Watercolor Paper (which I love). Then I took out my DIs, fired brick, spun sugar, broken china, faded blue jeans and last but not least black soot. After I lightly inked up the watercolor paper I used Tim's Alteration Texture Fade Americana Background and Borders Set and ran that through my Vagabond. I then took out my Stampers Anonymous Stamp set, Americana Silhouettes (CMS122). I used the technique in Tim's "A Compendium of Curiosities 2" Page 49.
A closer look at the technique as mentioned above. I used the Spun Sugar DI in this area.
White Liquid Applique was used as clouds in the sky. Here I used the Miss Liberty stamp from the set and I made her appear large by placing the clouds in the background. I kept the bottom part of the cloud pretty much straight and made the puffs of the clouds on the upper part. All this gives the layout depth.
Tim's Numerical Metals #4 was placed over the number that was alread embossed. Here I then went over the embossed words with faded blue jeans and fired brick. This was a definite "popper". I used Crackle Accents on some of the words that I wanted to stand out and some of the stars. The white star was made out of grunge paper. Used a white dabber on the star and then added some picket fence Distress Stickles using my fingers to spread it out.
I used Tim's Alterations Movers & Shapers Mini Love Struck Set. Grunge paper was used took the black Distress Stain and then used the Crack Accents allowed it to set overnight. Adorned the little guy with red, silver and blue wires to give the appearance that he is running by. Attached the star from Alterations Movers & Shapers Mini Old Glory set that was cut out of grunge paper.
Boy did I "crack" the heck out of this little guy. Gotta love this stuff.
A closer look at this amazing product! You can also see my imperfections with the glue when I tried attaching the wires. But, like Tim says, "embrace your imperfections". So I did.
A different view to show that I popped the little guy with American Crafts "This, to that" white foam dots which I painted around the sides with my black Copic pen so that the white was no longer visible.
I also added some silver wiring as the foreground.
Check out the Crackle Accents on the words.
Look at this man with the flag that I came up with, is he a cool dude or what? I used frosted shrink paper, cut it with my Vagabond, painted him and the flag with my Copic Pens.
Used Crackle Accent on the stars and added Recollections clear bling, "Bling on a Roll".
Glossy Crackle on Lady Liberty's crown. Here I used the Sakura Micron 02 Pen which has archival ink for the birds in the distance. These pens are amazing and I do use them quite a bit.
Another close up photo of the Crackle Accent and the Picket Fence Distress Stickles which can be dried with a heating tool. FYI you cannot dry the regular Stickles.
Hope you like what I created and if you do, let me know and become a follower, that would be awesome if you did both. : ) Have an awesome day!