Monday, April 30, 2012

inspiration monday


here's another fun way to create a "faux watercolor",  
without having to get out your watercolors!  
all you need are some water-soluble markers,  a paintbrush, 
a mini mister, a pencil, a piece of watercolor paper, and your 
favorite solid stamp (i'm using a hand-carved circle stamp).





using your markers, scribble some color onto your watercolor paper.  
try to keep your colored area a little smaller than the size of your stamp.






now spray a light mist of water onto the surface of your stamp
{the more water you spray, the less vibrant your image will be}......







and press it onto the colored area of your paper.







the water will activate the pigment of your water-soluble markers 
and create a really cool looking watercolor image!







now you can add some details, if you like......






and you can also add to your design by using some different colors......
 just activate the pigment using a damp brush
{a waterbrush is perfect for this!}.







when you're finished putting all your favorite touches on it,
you've got a sweet little watercolor bliss.....
without the watercolor!


{supplies:  strathmore 140lb. watercolor paper, 4B graphite pencil,
tombow markers #856, #933, & #158,  mini mister, water brush,
hand-carved circle stamp using speedy carve,  pink pilot hi-tec-c pen




30 comments:

Mayra Mancebo said...

The small things make big things in life ... your inspiration from on Monday would make great wherever it is placed.
Congratulation and you have a beautiful week.
Kisses!!

Jeanette said...

Lori! Oh my goodness!!!! I LOVE your page. What a fabulous idea. EVERYTHING about the page is just awesome. The colors, technique, your lettering and all the finishing touches. I must give this a try! Have a most wonderful, chocolately delightful week. xoox, Jeanette

Julie S. said...

It's always a treat to see what new wonderfulness you have for us on Mondays. :) Look at these bright, beautiful colors! I'm smiling. Thanks and have a wonderful week, Lori.

rachel awes said...

i love the stamp
of lori bliss.
xox

Elizabeth Johnson said...

This is lovely. A very nice bright spot on a Monday morning.

Sandi said...

oh so much fun, color can transport and you have done so, right into a blissful little garden. Hugs

Chel said...

That's *so* cool. I wonder if that will work with watercolor pencils/crayons?! I'll have to give that whirl. I bought a new sketchbook SPECIFICALLY for playing so I'm definitely going to be trying this later today!

Sandi Keene said...

What a great idea!

Alice said...

this looks fun and easy, lori! i'll have to try this next. thanks for great ideas!

do you have a date for your next lettering class to start?

marie said...

Wow! Even I can do this!! I can't wait to get home and try. Thanks Lori!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I just love your creativity:) Have a nice week! Twyla

Kelly Warren said...

another perfectly inspiring Monday from Lori!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

GORGEOUS!

Jackie said...

Oh my goodness, how stunning yet simple, a wonderful idea ;)

teri said...

You have such a talent for making things -- simply beautiful.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Love the simplicity and the beauty of it! Thank you for sharing :)

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I'm in love. I have to try this! Thank you, lori!!
PS. I heard that dark chocolate is as good for you as exercise. Hmmm, I think this means I "worked out" 6 times today.

Createology said...

You are amazing. Such Garden Bliss from your simple techniques I adore so much. Blissful my dear...

Gail Lieurance said...

Just lovely! Your ideas are always inspiring and so beautifully presented--THANK YOU :)

Colleayn said...

I love this! It looks like I need to find some water soluble markers. :)

Sharon said...

Great Idea and oh so cute!
Sharon

Marleen Derweduwen said...

thank jou for this simply technique.

Becky Shander said...

What a fabulous idea! It's good to see that you've been busy creating such beautiful (and always so bright and cheerful) artwork.

wv said...

you are such a bliss!!

Andria said...

It is so amazing what you can do with a little puddle of color on your page...you're a marvel!

Linda Broom said...

Wow!! I just found your blog! I'm hooked....so amazing and talented!

Eulalia said...

You have always the wonderful ideas. I grab this inspiration and I'll try to make it soon.
Your imagination fill my "empty spaces"!
xoxoxo Eulalia to Lori, my special american friend.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Gorgeous faux watercolour! And so clever.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh now is this totallllly cooool or what!!! I love it!!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea

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