Friday, 2 March 2018

2018 #3 Watercolours: Butterfly card with Hot Picks {by Florence Adam}

2018 Topic 3: Watercolour

Gorgeous blending of colours, the feature of watercolours that is so elegant and dreamy, But a ping of gold just takes this to the next level.

Hi everyone, it's Florence Adam today and I'd like to share with you my butterfly card.

I always feel very impressed when I see beautiful watercolour backgrounds, espicially in scrapbooking. I thought to myself: great! this time, I will make a 12x12 layout for this blog post as I love to scrapbook. Believe it or not, I've tried 2 layouts and I was unhappy with both of them, I ended up by making a 6x6 card.

It looks very technical but it's pretty easy. I am sure that you have in your stash a couple of distress inks which will be perfect for a watercolour project. The only thing you have to buy is watercolour paper. That's the secret!  

A bit of distress inks on a acrylic block, spray water on it and place the block on the watercolour paper. Use kitchen paper if there is too much water (or if it's too wet). The paper can be wet first or not.

Once I've stamped the beautiful butterfly from the HP1602EZ...

I've used some Mixtion Gilding paste on top of the butterfly, in certain places. Let it dry for 15 minutes. Cover the all butterfly with gold leaf (cf. photo below) and remove the excess with a smooth brush.

At this stage, I found my butterfly still a bit "flat", I wanted to add more dimension to it. After gluing some beads, I did the same process as before with the gold leaves. 

I stamped the quote from ESN16 and used some 3D adhesive foam.

As the watercolour paper is pretty textured, it was pretty handy to use the stamping platform (or a Misti) as you can come back as much as you want until your stamping text is perfect. For the first stamping, I used Archival Vibrant Fushia and for the 2nd stamping, I then added Archival Jet Black on some edges. It gives a cool effect I think.

Do you know what would be my wish? To be able to paint a flamingo with watercolour! There is no harm in dreaming...Well I need to think of taking proper drawing classes then! LOL. 

Thanks for joining me tonight!


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Lauren Hatwell said...

Soooo pretty! Bisoux Lx

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Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Florence.... so beautiful

pearshapedcrafting said...

This looks so beautiful!

Cheryl Johnson said...

These are all great examples using watercolors. I never miss a posting because I always draw inspiration from them

Kirsten said...

A beautiful card.

Marci said...

Beautiful card!

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful colours!

Florence Adam said...

Thanks ladies! Florence

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous butterfly Florence!! xx

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I have always wanted that top stamp set. I just love the hint of metallic on this one. Hugs, Autumn

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