Friday, February 22, 2019

CrafTangle liquid water colors

Hello Friends,

Today, I am sharing my creations created using CrafTangles Liquid Water Colors. These are super vibrant, die based water colors. They retain their brightness even after drying. they are so saturated that a drop of pure color goes long way. They have released 7 colors as of now. I hope they will add more to their collection.

Aren't they superb??

Being water color they are easy to mix and make a new color. I tried some mixing ...check the new colors I got...:)

Pardon my ugly handwriting & few spelling mistakes...:P but this was just for my reference and it turned out  good that I thought of sharing with you. That teal with Poolside and evergreen is my favorite.  You can change the tone by controlling one color over another in a mixture. I made one card using that color.

Here, I just made gradient background on water color paper using a flat brush. Allow it to dry. Emboss the floral image in white. The stamps are from Jane's Doodles. I simply lift the colors by painting inside the embossed image with water and lifting it with paper towel. Repeat the process to get more contrast.

I also made some backgrounds while playing with it.
Check this short video.

I just sprayed water on water color paper and dropped liquid colors on them. It is so much fun to see those interesting patterns it creates!

That's how they dried.

Some more backgrounds...

I cut the first one and made it into two cards using CrafTangles stamp set. 

Next, I tried these colors as a coloring medium for stamped image. For that I have used Jane's Doodles Magnolia set. I love these flowers and thought they are perfect to color them with these vibrant colors.

I have used Soulmate and Ripe plum to color flowers and Evergreen and poolside for diecut leaves.
I am in awe of these colors. Can't tell you how bright they are. 

Now, next experiment is interesting as it is first for me too. I tried these colors on YUPO paper. If you don't know, YUPO is a synthetic paper which feels like plastic but it is mat and kind of new substrate to work with. I use it extensively for my alcohol ink arts. 
Let's see how I used it with liquid water colors.

I pour little bit of highly diluted color on yupo paper and blow dried it by moving the hair dryer in circular motion around edges of the puddle. 
This is what it looks like...

I couldn't stop myself... so here it goes...

see how I used one of them...

One more interesting property of yupo is that you can lift inks or colors very easily. It will stain the paper a little but you can wipe it clean with water.

Check what I did...

I I Painted the yupo with diluted Ripe Plum color. Let it dry. Lift the color with baby wipe through stencil to give that bleached effect. The only thing with yupo is you have to seal your work or it will easily come off. I use Kamar Varnish by Crylon. You can try spray varnishes available at your local art store. 
I hope you like my experiments and projects. If you are looking for bright water colors, you can go for these without a trace of doubt. An as I write this post, they have released some new shades stay tuned for the next episode of fun.

Thank you so much for being here. Please leave some love and queries if you have any in the comment section below. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

I love math challenge #12

Hello Crafty Math loving friends,

It is time for another I Love Math Challenge. We are on the 12th challenge already! We never knew we would come this far when we started. Thanks to all the participants who kept on playing. And big thanks to Milka who is the organizer of it. If you are new to this, you can check Milka's post HERE to know our design team and rules.

For today's challenge, the math part is geometrical shape/shapes and theme is Birthday ! I have selected the circle shape to go with my sentiment die.

Yes, it is a very simple design but those colors gives an instant lift to the over all look. I have used
CrafTangles' liquid water colors . Aren't they gorgeous!!! Please stay tuned as I am doing a blogpost reviewing them. 

Please visit Milka's blog for more details & to link up your project. One lucky winner gets a Jane's Doodle's stamp set.

Thank you so much for being here on my blog. I hope you get some time to play along the challenge. Have a wonderful day!