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.

2 comments:

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.

love,
joan

Chris said...

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