Thursday, 25 July 2019

Fun With Watercolor

PAPERS: Magenta Collection – PP1071 Paper Pad, CD101 Coconut Cardstock
KC PRODUCTS: CS356 Magenta Clear Stamp, Kaiser Mist: KM125 Candy, KM122 Yellow, KM127 Turquoise, KM126 Lime, CD501 Card pack Square White, DD528 Decorative Die Nesting Heart

OTHER: Watercolour paper, Laminated Paper, Scalloped Scissors, Wink Of Stella Clear Shimmer Pen, Versafine Ink

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great week. Today I am sharing two cards which are part of the Magenta Collection by Kaisercraft. When I saw the stamp set, I immediately knew that I would love to create some watercoloured cards using them. I created two cards using two mediums - mists and watercolour markers, both fun to use and both producing different results. 

Apply generous drops of Kaiser Mists onto a laminated surface and then spritz it with water.
Press a piece of watercolour paper over and then dry with a heat gun. This creates a watercoloured background that can be used on its own or as a background that can be stamped upon.
You can use different mists to create different colour combinations.
Position the stamps strategically and fussy cut the images once stamped.
This technique is a great introduction to watercolouring for those who are willing to have a try!

PAPERS: Magenta Collection – PP1071 Paper Pad
KC PRODUCTS: CS356 Magenta Clear Stamp, CD510 Card Pack Square Black, SB702 Hot Pink Rhinestones

OTHER: Zig Markers, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

My second card features watercolour markers to showcase the floral stamps.

I selected these images from the stamp set and coloured them in using a light and a dark coloured maker to add some definition. I also chose dark papers to add a contrast with my flowers as I wanted them to stand out.

To download full instructions please visit the Kaisercraft blog

Watercolour is a great technique to use and can be applied using markers as well as mists.

If you decide to try these techniques, be sure to share them on the Kaisercraft Corner Facebook Group  or tag #kaisergallery on Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Cherry Blossom Trees Using Cotton Buds

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing a technique that I have been keen to try and that is to use cotton buds to paint with. I plan on teaching this technique to my students when school goes back and I thought I better have a go before they do!

I discovered that by starting in a landscape orientation, I had more success in having a more realistic proportion to my tree! I started painting thinking I would have a branch, but I ended up with a tree. I was just enjoying the process.

I used a deeper brown to add shadows. I feel this tree was better than my previous. I also like how my branches ended up with this one...however it's all about the process sometimes.

Below is a tutorial showing how I created my Cherry Blossom Trees.

Kaisercraft Paint: White, Pretty Pink and Hot Pink, Prima Watercolour Confections Pastel Dreams, Strathmore Watercolour Paper Cold Press, Mont Marte Watercolour Brush Set, Scotch Painters Tape, Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Cotton Buds.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Wonderful Fairytale

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great day. Today I am sharing a layout that features products from Kaisercraft's Enchanted Collection. When I first saw this collection I immediately thought of fairies, but then I thought that this collection would be perfect to capture memories of children when they dress up. If you have photos of book week, themed parties, play dates or even just having fun in the dress up corner, this collection would be perfect to capture those occassions.

At the moment, I like tearing my papers to create texture. I have used PICTURESEQUE and have used its reverse as a contrast. To fill in the gaps, I have used another paper which also acts as a base.

To add layers to my layout, I cut out some tags and inked the edges to create a vintage look. I also scrunched up my die cut doily to add texture and to age it as well.

I like to use mounting foam to adhere different elements of my layouts. That enables me opportunities to add and tuck in the collectables and other embellishments that I have at hand.
I always look for inspiration from the paper strips at the base of the papers. I love the titles and often use them in my layouts. This was perfect for for my layout!

If you would like to create this layout, stop by the Kaisercraft blog and download the full instructions which also includes the products used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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