Sunday, 15 January 2012
Clean and Simple Day 5 - techniques
Day 5 at Clean and Simple Classes is about using techniques. The first technique is called Watercolour Blocking. It uses distress inks, of which I have none. That hasn't deterred me from attempting this technique, LOL! My first few attempts truly aren't fit for sharing. But I soldiered on!
This one that I created used a completely different watercolouring technique, and came about because I was playing with my Derwent Inktense pencils to create blocked watercolours when my little girl came up to check out my progress. She said "Oh, YES! Yes, yes, yes! This one! Can this be for me?" Only it wasn't yet a card she was looking at, it was just rainbow stripes on watercolour paper. It was my way of clearing the creative brick wall I had hit in attempting this technique... Anyway, who can resist an enthusiastic 4-year-old? Not me, for sure! We sat together, she told me what she wanted, and away we went.
Here is the outcome, my little girl's card she designed for her big sister:
I do love rainbows... now I'm off to try to create some more.