Watercoloured Dragonflies

The new releases continue this week at Penny Black and one of my favourites is the set this dragonfly comes from: Social Butterfly. See the whole set here.

To create my dragonfly panel I used watercolour paper and watercolour pencils. Although I own water colour paints I have recently been using my pencils to create some “paint’ when I just want to do a small card-sized project. I colour hard on a scrap of paper with the colour I want, dip my brush in water and add some to the colouring to create a small amount of water colour paint.

I wet the panel above randomly with water then dropped both purple and blue paint randomly on the wet paper. It blended and ran as I moved the paper. The spots were created using salt, paint drops and pencil sharpenings. The dragonflies were stamped in Memento Teal Zeal & Elderberry and the edge of the panel darkened by running the Elderberry ink pad along it.

Thanks for dropping by today; I’ll be back tomorrow with the One Layer Wednesday challenge.


Stamps: Social Butterfly(Penny Black)
Inks:  Memento Elderberry & Teal Zeal (Tsukineko)
Also: Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils, salt

11 Comments on “Watercoloured Dragonflies”

  1. Gibmiss says:

    Hello hesther
    Stunning card as always …. Love the stamps…. Love all the new sets … Gorgeous …….
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

  2. Ellie Knol says:

    LOVE this Heather! The colors are gorgeous, and I also like to use colors like that, just playing…

  3. Maureen Chandler says:

    This is stunning! I love playing around with paints and watercolor paper too! You do beautiful work and thanks for sharing it!

  4. Cynthia says:

    What a gorgeous piece….I love it!!

  5. Pam Tiedtke says:

    Once again, awesome!! Can’t wait to try it!! Hugs!

  6. Marja says:

    So lovely and beautiful Heather and so your own style. Brilliant in one word.
    Lovely greet

  7. Lindsey says:

    So pretty, Heather! I’ve been playing with watercolour and salt lately, too!

  8. Lynne Phelps says:

    Gorgeous! Lovely watercolor techniques, I had forgotten about salt so thanks for that too! Aren’t you loving the new Memento colors? I know I am! Especially the great alternatives to black, like Espresso Truffle and Elderberry.

  9. Jan Castle says:

    This card is beautiful Heather!!!! I showed your work to the Ink’ll Do Card Club I belong to…and we all decided to giive the one-layer card a try as our next card swap (make 6 cards, get back five)…we can hardly wait! Sooooo, thank you for all your tutorials!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan in Salem, Oregon, USA

  10. Katherine says:

    Gorgeous card – I have a new stamp set and was looking for an idea for it’s use. I have to pull out my new spray bottles and watercolor paper and play!

  11. This is stunning, simply stunning!

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