Thursday, 26 March 2015

Wash of Colour

Morning.
If any of you have seen the last card I posted, then you know that I have just recently started playing with Bister which is a crystal pigment paint.  They come in little pots and are concentrated colour that give the most amazing results when water is added.

I began by cutting a piece of 100 lb. watercolour paper.  There are different ways to apply the Bister to your paper.  They look like coffee grounds and you need very little to achieve a burst of colours.  I dip a dry paint brush into the pot and tap the paint over my paper.  (Some videos show the others piercing a hole in the top of the small pots so they can sprinkle the paint on the paper.)
When I had enough paint on the paper, I sprayed with water and watched the colours emerge.  I dried my paper using a heat gun to speed up the process but you can also let it air dry.
I stamped a script from Penny Black along the side for interest then the flowers with black Stazon ink.  I highlighted the images by using a white Signo gel pen.
Lastly, I stamped the lovely sentiment to complete my card.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK
 (I used the Bisters)
Everybody Art- TURQUOISE and BROWN


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

 Supplies:  stamps- Stampers Anonymous, Denami Design, Penny Black/ Stazon bl ink/ Bister/ Signo pen/ Mini Mister

33 comments:

  1. Sigh. Again. Another fabulous card. Again.
    And thanks for adding it to the Seize the Birthday gallery :)

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  2. I'm so far behind looking and commenting, and I see I've missed a lot of wonderfulness on your blog, Karen. I was the blue on on Facebook but just went back and took a closer look. Fabulous! Then this on and the one before it using the Bisters. Love the backgrounds and silhouetted flowers. I'm singing up to follow you by email so I never miss another beautiful creation.

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  3. You did an amazing job on your water color wash, Karen! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

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  4. Gorgeous , dramatic and expertly done, Karen! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

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  5. WOW I love your card, Karen. Absolutely stunning !!!

    Hugs
    Anke

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  6. Your card is stunning and I love the colours! Thankyou so much for joining us at ATSM xx

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  7. I do love the unpredictability of Blister ink, this is gorgeous. The hi-lighting of the flower stem is so pretty.
    Thanks for MYM with us at ATSM. :)

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  8. SO gorgeous! I am never disappointed when I visit your blog, Karen. Your cards are just amazing and I, too, love the color blue.

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  9. What a stunning piece of artwork! Love the script on the side! Off to google Bister...

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  10. This is beautiful! You have the touch for using those water crystals. I love your card design.

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  11. What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing. Where do you get bister crystals?

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  12. Awesome! The background is so cool and the image really pops with the addition of the white pen xxx

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  13. Your last two posts -- both beautiful -- have inspired me to pull out my Bister collection again! I also bought Brusho colors, but I tend to buy everything new! This is such a terrific card!

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  14. Such gorgeous colours Karen. A really super card.

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  15. This is such an amazing design!! Really love how you've created your background with the product!! Stunning results! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

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  16. What a totally amazing card. LOVE it.
    Julie x

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  17. Love that background and the flowers look 3D! Awesome card, Karen!

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  18. Gorgeous card Karen. LOVE that background. xx

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  19. This is a STUNNING piece of art. Love this card!

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  20. What a fabulous effect, truly gorgeous card in wonderful colours. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

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  21. This is simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Seize The Birthday :)

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  22. These Bisters sound interesting, but I think I'll just admire what you can do with them instead of trying them out myself. Your card is just stunning!

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  23. Karen, this is just gorgeous and something I have to try! Just beautiful and what a fabulous effect you achieved with Bisters!

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  24. Holy stunningness!! This is incredible! I had to pop over here from Seize the Birthday gallery because your card was so striking! I will definitely be hitting the follow button.
    I would love for you to come for a visit, too!
    Becca
    Damsel of Distressed Cards

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  25. Wow! Beautiful background and card.

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  26. Just saw your card on the ATS blog. CONGRATS on your win, how cool! This card is gorgeous! Your bkgrd inking and stamping is fantastic. :)

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  27. This is a sensational card. I love the Bister background and the silhouette flowers look perfect with it. TFS.

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