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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

MIM # 240 Watercolor Resist

Lexi has the latest MIM up and she is using Rubber Cement and Watercolor for a Resist.
This was a fun technique, but it does take some time to let the layers dry. 
And I did run into a little bit of trouble with my "older" rubber cement.  It did not want to flow off the brush to leave nice streaks.  I had to touch the brush to the paper,  I have a picture to show you...after the first using the rubber cement, I took out some Fineline Masking Fluid that had a fine point to making squiggles.

You can see from these two photos, how the rubber cement globbed up on me and would not flow off the brush.  That was when I decided to use my masking fluid pen and the finer lines are made with that.
I used my KOI watercolor paints and did a light wash with blue, then after drying I added the Fineline Masking Fluid to make my markings.  After letting that dry, I added a color that was more Teal...a little darker shade and let that dry.
I pulled out PTI:  With Sympthy and added the 'wheat stalks" in versafine black ink.  I punched out the small butterfly from one of the above pieces I made using a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is from Words of Comfort and I used a piece of fun foam to adhere it to the soft stone card base!

Thanks for taking a look!!
I will save those pieces and use them, I really like the balloon that Lexi made ~ might give that a try!
Have a wonderful week.  I leave Thursday for Denve, Colorado again to watch my Granddaughter Ellie play volleyball, this time my husband is going to join me and my daughter!  (the dynamics will change a bit A LOT I am sure, as he kind of likes to be in "control"  if you get my drift!!
Heart Hugs my friends!

16 comments:

  1. Very nice swirly sky! Globby cement would be frustrating to use - I hope mine will still be fluid after not being used for awhile. But I like those globby spots on your green and orange pieces. I bet you'll find a good way to use them.

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    1. And I just noticed the green was used for your butterfly!

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  2. The blue background you created was awesome! The cattails were the perfect touch.

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  3. From what you showed us, I think all of your panels are great! I love the mix of the thick and thin lines. You do have me intrigued as to what a masking fluid pen is! I must go research;)
    Perfect background for your sympathy card, too, it gives a peaceful calm vibe.

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  4. beautiful card!! and i love all three swatches, globs and all! i think one would work perfectly for a balloon card. thanks so much for playing make it monday!

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  5. Wow, Colleen! I love all your panels! I'm inspired now to give this a try as I don't have any rubber cement, but I do have a masking pen. Thanks for the great tip!

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  6. Worth all the time it took because that's are gorgeous ,Colleen! Beautiful sympathy card!

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  7. Lovely backgrounds, Colleen! Such a wonderful effect with the rubber cement! Your sympathy card looks perfect...so pretty! Have fun in Denver! Good luck to your granddaughter Ellie with her volleyball game!

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  8. Love your card and the other two panels too...globs and all! I really like how you mixed with the fine lines too...it really looks like it was all meant to be! You definitely rocked this challenge Colleen!! :0)

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  9. Beautiful Col. Great technique.

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  10. That looks wonderful, even where the rubber cement didn't do what it was supposed to. The effect is really cool.
    Love the card you created with the swirls and I am sure you can use the other panels as well.
    Hugs
    Ela

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  11. Hope the tournament goes well & that you all have fun, Colleen! My Rubber Cement did the same thing, but I'm still trying to see if I can somehow use the panel for a card. Your card is so soothing & lovely & the butterfly looks wonderful!

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  12. Hahaha I think your top ones are so fun...just add a popsicle =) Your card is fun too.

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  13. Amazing!! I also wanted a thinner line but didn't accomplish it as delicately as you did!! I also really like your first tries though - I know you'll make something amazing with these papers!! come on! show off let's see what great cards you'll make: ) giggles.

    Hope you are having a great day.

    Patti

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