When my BFF Trina and I heard about the GoGo Dayaway event in July called "Collections and Confections", using Prima Confections Pastel Dreams Watercolours, we really REALLY wanted to go, as we both had Prima Watercolour sets we hadn't used yet. Unfortunately, it clashed with other things, so we couldn't go ... and we decided to have our own mini workshop at home, for just the two of us. We called it our Watercolour Weekend and we had a brilliant time making pretty messes :o)
I did a lot of experimenting beforehand, trawling the internet for different ways to use watercoour paints - there is so much inspiration out there! Finally, I came up with six pages we could make, using our watercolours and NO patterned papers whatsoever.
Here's one of the pages, using heat embossing as a resist technique and then applying watercolour paints to create an ombre effect ...
I love this beautiful photo of my niece Bex and her daughter Kerrilouise looking totally gorgeous.
The feathers were stamped with clear ink or mixed media paper, then covered with white embossing powder and heat set. Then I used a wide brush to apply watercolour paint in pink, purple and blue. I added the same colours to some more mixed media paper, tearing pieces to build the background layers. I cut a 3" x 4" piece, masked off an area for wordage with washi tape, added colour and once it was dry, doodled the word and borders. A fan brush helped to add perfect splatters and the final touch was the Thickers foam alphas and heart and the little tab to balance the composition.
Thanks for visiting me today. I'll be sharing more of the pages we made over the next few days, so I hope to see you again soon :o)