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:

Deepti said...

Wow!!!

shirley-bee said...

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

Bobby said...

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.

Barb Ghig said...

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

I Brake For Stamps said...

Wow!! This is beautiful.

Virginia Lu said...

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

Anke said...

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

Hugs
Anke

Karen Mead said...

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

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome background !

Julie B said...

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. :)

joy said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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

Verna Angerhofer said...

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

Jennifer Moneagle said...

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

Dotty Jo x said...

Looks amazing! Jo x

Craftychris said...

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

Ellie Knol said...

That is amazingly beautiful!

Evelyn S. said...

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!

Marie-Louise said...

Such gorgeous colours Karen. A really super card.

*Vicki* said...

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

Juliz Design Post said...

What a totally amazing card. LOVE it.
Julie x

Bonnie said...

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

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Karen. LOVE that background. xx

Jan Castle said...

Gorgeous!!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Gunilla/Nilla said...

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

Neets B said...

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

Jodene said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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!

Nancy Stislow said...

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

Becca Cruger said...

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

Vickie Y said...

Wow! Beautiful background and card.

Gabby said...

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. :)

Daria said...

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