Monday, September 17, 2012

Coloring outside the lines

 
Do you have a rebellious side? 
Me, not so much. 
You'll never find me on a bungee jump. 
I don't have a need for speed. 
While I'm sure the view and the experience is fantastic, I won't be booking any trips to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest. 

While others may live for adventure, I let my wild side out while I'm creating. Now, I don't go crazy and shoot color out of a paint gun, roll around with my body covered in paint,  or throw knives at paint filled, suspended balloons. 
 
But sometimes, it's nice to break the rules a little bit.
 
So for these cards, I stamped these images in black (the large botanical image is from Kaisercraft, the sentiments are from Hampton Art), and rather than color them in, I mixed a little water with some colored ink and splattered. Drip, drip, drop!
 
 
Now, a kindergarten teacher might encourage you to color in the lines, but me--I'm a paper art rebel.  I say "Go for it"!
 
Look for more watercolor techniques in the next issue of Scrapstreet that will be posted on October 1st. 
I'd love to see your watercolor rebellious side!
 

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2 comments:

Laurence said...

Clever, it's fabulous !

Cindy deRosier said...

I don't have an adventurous/rebellious side either. Dripping ink is about the limits of my wild side too! I LOVE your cards!