Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Watercolor Tiles

I've been putting together Valentines with paper I watercolor painted and stamped. Today I took a break from the heart theme and made a card inspired by an article in the Jan/Feb 2008 issue of Somerset Studio: "Mosaic Collage" featuring the artwork of Jeff Sochen.
I started with a sheet of paper I painted last week using a wet into wet technique and a trio of colors. In the Somerset article, the artist used calligraphy to decorate his paper. I stamped the alphabet with chalk ink. The paper is so porous that the stamped image doesn't stand out, so I added embossing powder for more contrast which was set with a heat gun.
Next, I cut the paper into 1x1 inch squares. I've got a nice little stack of them. I selected 9 which I glued to card stock and made a card.
Before I cut up the decorated paper, I scanned it. I can print it and use it for future projects. I can also alter it with PS Elements.

There are still spaces in my watercolor workshop this Sat., Feb. 2nd. Contact me if you are interested.


Joan said...

Regina these are so inspiring!

The color palette and the randomness of your letters...
it just 'feels' so much like spring:)

Blessings on your watercolor workshop this weekend, I'll be thinking of you.


Chris said...

Very beautiful card! Love the colors and design. Thanks for the inspiration.