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Saturday, January 23, 2016

And Edna Says: "T" is for Technique



Hello all you amazing People who come by to Visit! It's almost the end of January, 2016 and this is yet another of my pre-scheduled posts as I should be frantically unpacking 150 or so boxes into my new studio space right about now... grin.  Today the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is launching Challenge #51 (and our last one for the 2015 Season) as Edna says: "T" is for Technique, share a technique or try a new one... 
Here is the card I am sharing showcasing one of my favorite easy techniques using free digital black and white images off the internet and an inexpensive pallette of watercolor paints...

Yup, I just print the images off on heavy card stock (90 lbs or more) not even watercolor paper, and then paint away ... since these images are free I will usually try to get four images printed onto one page, because I find that many images take away all the pressure to "get it right" the first time.
And after my painted images have dried I always accent with Ranger Stickles, Liquid Pearls and
Close To My Heart Liquid Glass, all of which help to disguise any little mistakes.  So if you love to color and paint as much as I do, there is no need to buy expensive adult coloring books when there are so many free images on the internet, just create you own.
So why not consider giving my technique a try or share one of you own and create a project to link up to this Challenge #51.  Or just pop on over to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers to see what everyone has created to share. If you want to join in you have until February 5th to ink up one of your projects and be eligible to be selected as Queen or Princess of Snark and maybe even offered the position of Guest Designer for one of our Challenges!

Thanks for Popping by today... I hope to see you again sooon..
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera

18 comments:

  1. Stunning colouring Lynne, it's a fabulous card with fabby added details. I find it difficult to stop admiring it :)

    Enjoy the weekend sweetie!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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    1. Maarit, thank you for the lovely compliment... I am still blushing (hugs)

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  2. Gorgeous card Lynne, your painting skills are excellent! Jx

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    1. Thank you Janice... your comment makes me HAPPY!!

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  3. Fabulous card, love your colouring, your images look 3D I hope you have your unpacking well on it's way to being done, then comes the organizing.

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    1. Oh Barb... you are so supportive! Thank you. The unpacking of the house is well underway, but the unpacking of the studio hasn't even STARTED yet! sigh.... but I am still doing th dance of joy every morning as I look out my window at the mountain beside me! Happy, Happy Sigh

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  4. Gorgeous, your colouring is soooooo super amazing!!
    Hope unpacking is progressing well and you are settling into your new home...can't wait to see some pictures!!

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    1. Dear Donna... THANK YOU (she says blushing and feeling undeserving) Grin. The house is coming along beautifully, but the studio has just started to be reno'd and boxes are still piled up in a mountain 20 feet high... Grin

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  5. Great post and love your coloring too! Happy house settling! :)

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    1. Thank YOU Peggy DEAREST! I will be sending out photos sooooon! Grin

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  6. You get absolutely amazing results! I can't believe you're using regular cardstock, you must have a very light watercolouring touch. This is all kinds of awesome, Lynne.

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    1. Lindsey.... You are toooo sweet! and just for the record I have a "light touch" on NOTHING! the paper got pretty wet, but since I had four images to play with I could learn from my mistakes.... Really it took all the pressure off and I just played... You should try it!!

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  7. Well, I have to throw my hands up in shame - I really struggle with colouring in downloaded images, whatever markers I use I seem to get running edges and smudgy ink. Why have I never thought of watercolours? I'll have to practise a lot before I get fab results like this though
    Jane

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    1. Jane...I had the same problem, even watercolour can run the ink from an inkjet printer. The solution is to "bake" the ink of your image into the paper using your heat gun or If you don't have a heat gun try ironing it, that works to. Let me know when you try it, I'd love to see. Smile

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  8. Hope your space is coming together nicely. I rarely use watercolor paper too..but now that I have found cheapways to get some I don't worry about it.

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  9. Love your idea and the way you color them in!!!! Wonderful!!!

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  10. Free clip art = free digital images, in my book! Your colored panel looks amazing, as always!

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  11. I always print my images in multiples. You're right, it really takes the pressure off. Gorgeous watercoloring and I love the accents, too. xxD

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