Saturday, August 11, 2018

Just Us Girls #453 - Trend Week

Hi friends!  The new challenge at Just Us Girls is a trend challenge.  Sue chose a "fast watercolor" challenge.  Jennifer McGuire did a video on this technique which you can see here.
Basically all you do is emboss an image on watercolor paper then cover it up in a random way with Distress inks.  Once that is done, you spray it with water quite heavily and let it dry naturally.  I did this one evening and let it dry overnight.  Jennifer showed a lot of examples with one large flower and did do one with a background stamp.  I did one with a large succulent stamp from Altenew, but didn't get that one finished to post.  This one was done with rainbow colors.  I finished it off by die cutting it with a stitched rectangle die, a thank you sentiment, and Nuvo drops.  Very easy technique, just a little time consuming letting it air dry. 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new August guest, Ros Crawford, on the JUGs blog. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Cosmos bg (SSS), Brushstroke Expressions (MFT)
Paper:  Recollections white, Canson watercolor
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Versamark, worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, mowed lawn, salty ocean, wilted violet
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle die (MFT), Nuvo drops, white embossing powder, fun foam 


Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous rainbow creation! Love your result of this technique!

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful rainbow background watercolors! Love this - it's so cheery and happy!

Ina G said...

Such a colourful background Lisa. Makes those flowers really pop. Love the bright Nuvo Drops.

Marlena M. said...

This is incredible Lisa! I agree, letting it dry is the hardest part. Your results are worth it, though, love this!

Bobby said...

That background stamp was perfect for the technique, Lisa. It is lovely like this but I I can also see doing it with colors on the individual flowers.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous rainbow bg

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is gorgeous! I love the rainbow effect with the white embossing. Perfection!


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