Thursday 11 October 2018

W is for Water colours and Water soluble oil pastels!

These ATCs were created for a swap over on JJAMMMA (Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art).  The prompt letter was W, so I thought it would be the ideal time to try out my latest purchases, a box of Van Gogh water colours and some water soluble oil pastels both from Royal Talens.  As usual, I stuck to using stamps from Claritystamp on my ATCs.
The first ATC is called W is for Willow.  I started by stamping the latest stamp from the monthly Claritystamp New Design Club onto a piece of Sheena's stamping card (3.5" x 2.5").  The ink used was Onyx Black Versafine ink and the image was heat embossed in clear EP.
I painted a background using various paints from my Van Gogh water colour set.
I then added water soluble oil pastels from Royal Talens in the same shades, blending them out with a water brush.
The lower case 'W' from the Word Chain Alphabet set from Claritystamp was added in the same way as the willow tree.
I finished by adding the words using a fine black Posca pen.
The second ATC is W is for Words.  I started by adding a wash of watercolour over another ATC blank.
Once again,  I blended water soluble oil pastels over the top.  This time I just used my fingers for blending and didn't add any more water.
I used letters from the Word Chain Alphabet (Claritystamp) to add words starting with 'W', stamping in Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossing with clear EP.

I chose not to add any further explanation.  The third ATC represents W is for windmill.  I started by stamping and heat embossing the windmill from the Wee Farm stamp set by Claritystamp onto a third ATC blank.
Once again, I used the Van Gogh water colours for the first layer of colour.
Followed by blending water soluble oil pastels over the top for a more intense finish.
I added the W in the same manner as the first ATC,
then finished off with the same Posca pen as before.
It is not very often that the theme of a swap fits both the stamps and the media that I use.  I look forward to seeing what the post brings from my swap partner and what next month's prompt will be.

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