Art Journal/ CAS Design

Thursday, April 11, 2013


 
I had the chance to experiment some more in my art journal. 
Watercolors have been my medium of choice.
This time I wanted to incorporate a pen and ink style with my watercolor.
I created the page at the bottom of this post.
Then I wanted to translate that design into something CAS for some cards. 

 
To create the butterflies on my card I started with a full sheet of white cardstock.  I stamped the flowers and leaves using Versafine ink.  Then I went back in with a black pen to loosely trace the stamped image as well as add more lines.  This gave the image a more hand drawn look.
On my work surface I rub various ink pads and then sprayed them all with water.
Using one color at a time and drying in between, I flicked, dropped, and dripped the watercolor onto the images.
I was tempted to use the whole sheet, but really wanted something more simple.
I chose to die cut the paper with butterflies.

 
For my art journal page I used the same butterfly die.
I turned it cut side down on my watercolor paper and traced it with my pen.
I then went back in and added extra squiggles.


Thanks for coming by today.
Have you been experimenting with anything new lately?




Cards
Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: PTI Friends Til' The End
Ink: PTI Too Many To Name:) and Versafine Onyx
Dies: PTI Beautiful Butterfly
Other: Black Permanent Pen

Art Journal Page
Paper: Watercolor Paper
Stamps: PTI Happy Trails
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Versafine Onyx
Dies: PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Other: Black Permanent Pen

16 comments :

  1. Love this! Experimenting is so much fun, especially when it yield such beautiful results!

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  2. I love how you did this! Very creative and fantastic results!

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  3. Lovely cards, Kara!
    I'd love to see your art journal page full size-- it looks amazing!

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  4. Beautiful results from your experiment.

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  5. Beautiful - I love the watercoloring!

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  6. amazing! I'm in love with everything you are creating lately!

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  7. Oh, I love these, Kara! Absolutely beautiful! I love that little peek at your art journal, also. :-)

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  8. Love this! I'm going to have to give this a try..how fun.

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  9. These butterflies are so beautiful! This new direction you've taken with your creativity is quite inspiring! I too would love to see an in depth post ccovering your art journal. These little peeks leave us wanting more! ;)

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  10. What great butterflies. And no two would be the same! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Very creative designs! Thanks for sharing your art journal and inspiring cards.

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  12. Wow... this is wonderful! I'm going to have to go back and read again (slow thinker). Cards are a fabulous offshoot of the journal page!!

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  13. One of a kind, indeed! Perfect sentiment to go with your artsy butterflies. Love how you just used small sections of the page so we can really appreciate the color variants in each drop!

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