Monday, June 23, 2014

The Sea is Calling Me - Distress Watercoloring Pt. 1

The Challenge at for Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 5 is Distress Watercoloring. I'm following Tim's technique on page 39 of his new book. Here's my project:

I stamped a combination of stamps with Black Archival Ink on watercolor paper. Then used Tim's Watercoloring Technique on p 39 of his book. The paper was torn along the edges and inked before being adhered to the corrugated cardboard which was painted with gesso TH broken china.

The watercolor paper and corrugated cardboard were mounted on a 5x7 canvas which was painted with Adirondack - pool and Ranger TH broken china for a finished project. 

The lady was stamped a second time, watercolored then adhered with foam dots. 

Watercoloring with Tim's technique was so much fun, I need to do this more often - Judy.

5x7 canvas
corrugated cardboard
Paints: Adirondack - pool, Range TH broken china
Distress Inks: broken china, salty ocean, wild honey, peeled paint, mustard seed, picked raspberry, evergreen bough, festive berries, dried marigold
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous TH CMS 2014 196 mini; Ranger - Dyan Reaveley Doodle Parts, Graphic 45 - Hampton Art - By the Sea Collection

Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 5 - Distress Watercoloring
Simon Monday Challenge: i ought to do this more


  1. Wonderful watercoloring! Love the sea images and the base of corrugated paper! Fun and delightful! Thanks so much for joining us on this painty challenge here at CC3Challenge!!

  2. did such a great job of water coloring on your nautical themed piece! That corrugated paper makes for an interesting textural background. Love your scene with Tim's blueprint nautical stamps. Your addition of Dyan Reaveley's funky art across the top looks great, too! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. Very nice with all the details. Love your piece

  4. What an amazing project! I love the scene that you created and the wonderful seaside feelings it evokes! I thought your color palette was brilliant and the shades of blue were blended so beautifully. I love how the blue is mixed with those energetic colors, patterns and images. The girl is one of my favorites and I like how you made her dimensional. She really comes to life as one of the stars of this piece. You did an amazing job on this and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  5. What a pretty card! And I too love the texture of the cardboard!

  6. what a great seaside scene Judy! The corrugated cardboard is perfect with it - wonderful coloring on your images!