Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Butterfly Basics....Same Card - Two Ways!

Hey there!!!  I did something a little different with today's card.... 

I created it twice.

Look at the one above....

Now look at the one below....

Same card - right?  
Yep - same elements, same stamp....

So what's the big deal?  

How about when I lay them side by side?

Can you see the difference now?

I watercolored both images.  Using watercolor paper, an aqua painter and Stampin' Up! ink pads.

But the one that's above has a much softer feel than the one below.


I used a technique called no line watercoloring.  I inked the image above using Smoky Slate ink that I stamped off before stamping on the watercolor paper.  This left VERY faint lines for me to color in.  I'll admit - that can be a little bit tricky.  When you start to watercolor, you lose some of the lines that were stamped because your coloring covers them up.  I simply refer to the image on the stamp case to help me out a bit.  And I love the soft look that it gives.

The image below is just as pretty, but the lines of distinction are there to help guide the coloring process. 

Tell me - which one is YOUR favorite?  I'll send the card to one random person that leaves a comment below!

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Melynn said...

love the no line watercolor technique. It has a soft, natural feel to it. Love the layout too.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful, I especially like the no line image. Kay V

Ingrid Heijnen said...

I love the softer one! I will try to use this technique soon...Kind regards Ingrid Heijnen (the Netherlands)

Anonymous said...

I like the no line version best, it reminds me of soft lead pencil drawings. I don't like harsh lines on my cards and will be using this style now. Thank you