Monday, 16 December 2019

No-line watercolouring with distress inks

I tried some no-line watercolouring this weekend. I follow the work of a few crafters who are excellent with this technique (Pooja from Reusing, cards and quilling; Debby Hughes from Limedoodle designs, Kristina Werner from K Werner design, just to name a few) and have been wanting to try this technique myself.
Here's the card I made:

I admit, it look me quite a long time to colour this small image; definitely not easy and requires practice.

To start with, I stamped the image from MFT-Santa's elves, on a cold-pressed watercolour paper using Antique linen distress ink and coloured the image using distress inks. I heat embossed the 'stars' from the same stamp set using clear embossing powder, limiting the stamping to the upper one-third portion of the card panel. Next, I sponged some distress inks (tumbled glass, salty ocean, faded jeans, black soot) over the upper one-third part of the card panel to create a 'starry sky' effect.
The sentiment is also from the same stamp set, which was heat embossed using clear embossing powder after stamping with Versafine onyx black ink. I mounted this card panel along with the pastel yellow textured card panel, used for the matting, over a 5 by 7 inches card base. Those enamel drops were added in the end to add some interest.

Would love to know what you think about this one! Thanks for stopping by.

Linking the card to
Timeout challenges#150- Merry and cheerful

MFT Color Challenge#131


  1. Jasleen !! I knew you admire my work but seeing my names with Debby and Kristina,never expected!

    Coming to your card first thing i noticed was no-line colouring , wonderfully colored !! That too on such small image you did a great job.I loved how you include ink blending on your cards ,i must take out my DIs Now :)

  2. It has turned out super stunning!!!

    Dr Sonia

  3. Wow... what a fantastic coloring job! Your background and your elf look so fresh and professional! Beautiful design! Thanks for playing at Time Out Challenges!
    - Shauna

  4. Super colouring-you did a great job, love how you grounded the image and such a fab design. Thanks for joining Time Out

  5. What a brilliant debut with no-line watercolouring, Jasleen ... your little elf looks fabulous against the blended background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  6. congrats for getting honours at Time Out x


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