Alcohol Watercolor

Monday, July 19, 2010







To create this look I colored my image heavily with copics. First I colored the flowers, stems, and leaves. Then I colored the entire rectangle with T1(grey). After that I shaded the jar with the darker greys. Then I used my lightest blue and colored the entire image again. I used the darker blues to shade the background. Blending greys and blues until I was happy with it. Then I took rubbing alcohol and flicked it onto my paper using my hand. I kept flicking the alcohol until I was happy with the result. After I was finished I clear embossed the front of the entire piece of paper. I only embossed it once because I like the texture rather than a super smooth finish. I really like the way it turned out.
Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Cream, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain

Paper: Reminisce Black and White Graph

Stamps: PTI Friendship Jars and Additions, In Bloom

Ink: Memento Black

Copics: YG93,95,97...B14,41,45...E57,59...100...YR04,65...Y13

Other: Scallop Felt Ribbon, Embossing Powder and Ink

20 comments :

  1. Girl what a great image. It looks just like you used watercolors! Love it!

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  2. Wow, gorgeous Kara! This is such a beautiful look.

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  3. Wow wow wow Kara, this is STUNNING!!!

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  4. Such a fantastic effect Kara, utterly gorgeous!!

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  5. This is so cool! Love the effect that you created. So awesome!!

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  6. This is really an awesome look! Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful jar creations on the PTI forum. I love them all!

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  7. THUD!! That's my jaw hitting the floor. This is wonderful! Thanks for the explanation on how you created this gorgeous card.

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  8. This is AMAZING! LOVE IT!!! Such wonderful use of color and light! Thank you for sharing!!

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  9. WOW! This is fantastic - I love the texture and the alcohol "spots". Beautiful card!!

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  10. What an interesting and beautiful technique! It looks like you painted the whole thing! Fantastic, Kara!

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  11. Wow! This is STUNNING! My goodness, I am going to have to try that. Not sure I would have even thought of flicking alcohol. Sure came up with amazing results though! BEAUTIFUL!

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  12. wow Kara, you rocking the set!! such a beautiful card!

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  13. WOW! This is GORGEOUS. Your copic coloring is off the charts!!Love the alcohol ficks too!

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  14. Very cool! How did you get the jar to be smaller?

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  15. Gorgeous!! WOW! What an amazing technique! You did a great job on this! I love it!

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  16. I love this. I'll have to try this cool technique!

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  17. Wow! What a neat look the embossing and the alcohol gave your image! Great ideas.

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  18. Wow. This is awesome!! Fantastic work!

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  19. This is amazing girl! Love it!!!Your skills are fabulous :)

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