Friday, May 31

CARD AND VIDEO - Watercolour pencils and masking techique


Pour le tuto en français, je vous invite sur le blog de Toutencolle.

I was asked to do a tutorial showing how to use watercolour pencils. As it's not easy to show it only with pictures, I have done a video tutorial. Also wanted to make the most of the video to show how to use the masking technique, which again, I have shown only with pictures so far.
So here we are.. masking, watercolour and using the Pansy stamp I drew for Toutencolle.

 Click on the stamps below to find them online



Here we are
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. 
If you have any question or if you would like me to do a tutorial for a specific technique,

See you soon

Thursday, May 30

TBT - PaperArtsy hanging thingy (metal and sticky canvas)


Throw Back Thursday... 
A couple of days ago, as I was going through boxes of "craft stuff" I had to sort out, I came across this... 
Did this about .... not sure... 5 years ago maybe 6 for a class in Canada. 
Can't remember what I used exactly, but looking at the pictures, I would say PaperArtsy stamps and Fresco Finish paints, metal sheets, sticky canvas (on the metal so we could shape the petals), acetate.... I remember it was a very popular class. We had a load of fun making this... Good times
I found something else, but will show you next Thursday

Retour en arrière..
Il y a deux jours, alors que je vidais des cartons, j'ai retrouvé ceci...
Je l'ai fait il y a ... 5 ou 6 ans peut-être pour un atelier que j'avais animé au Canada. 
Je ne me rappelle pas exactement ce que j'ai utilisé, mais en regardant les photos, je dirais peintures et tampons PaperArtsy, des feuilles de métal (sur lesquelles on collait de la toile autocollante afin de donner forme aux pétales), acetate... 
Cet atelier avait beaucoup, on s'était éclatées avec ce projet. 
J'ai trouvé autre chose mais je vous montrerai jeudi prochain

Let me know what you think :)

Talk to you soon, 

Friday, May 17

MY STAMP DESIGNS - Une Pensée pour toi


New Stamp release : Une pensée pour toi
Nouveaux tampons disponibles chez Tout en Colle

Retrouvez ce tuto en français sur le Blog de Toutencolle

Here's a first card I made today using these new stamps I designed for ToutenColle
You will find below a quick video showing you how I made the background. It's in French, but I'm sure it won't be a problem.

Start by stamping the pansies on a white card using Versafine ink

Stamp it again on another card to cut-out some of the flowers and leaves. 
Stamp it also on masking paper

Next cut a square in a square piece of (thin) paper

Here's the video showing you how I made my "patchwork" background

Once the mask is removed, glue the flowers and leaves 

Colour them using the medium of your choice
I used watercolour pencils

Add a touch of Glitter Glue on the flowers 

Here we go
Hope you enjoyed this

If you post a card or other using one of my stamps, please don't forget the hashtag on Instagram or Facebook


so I can see it easily and praise :)

See you soon

Monday, May 13

CARD - Topsy turvy Crocus


Here's another sample made with my latest Crocus Stamp 
available from Toutencolle

Stamp the crocus onto masking paper 
(the ones on the left) and some spare crocuses that you will glue to your card later

Stamp the flower at the top of the watercolour card (measuring 15 X 15 cm)
To do so, mask the parts of the stamps you do not want to ink up
Don't forget to remove it before stamping 😉

Stamp it twice on the upper part of the card, dry the ink, and cover with the masks

Stamp the smaller crocus as shown below using Versafine ink

Mask the stamped crocuses, ink the last big crocus, remove the tape and stamp on the right

Now mask all the crocuses

Stamp the "Nuages de pointillés" with green Versafine and "Texture bulle" with black Versafine and remove the masks

Using watercolour pencils (Fabrer Castell Albrecht Dürer), colour all the the crocuses including the ones you will cover with cut out crocuses 

Glue the cut-out crocuses onto the card using glue at the base and with 3D foam squares under the petals

Paint all the flowers and add splatters if you like 

Finished card


Vous retrouverez ce tuto en français sur le blog de Toutencolle

Hope you like the card and enjoyed the tutorial. 
See you soon

Sunday, May 12

ALTERING - watercolour tin


Just a quick post today to share a watercolour tin I altered yesterday. Kinda matches the upcycled mouse mat I did the other day
Juste un passage rapide aujourd'hui pour vous montrer une boîte métal pour aquarelles que j'ai altérée hier

I recently received the Derwent Inktense paint palettes, two of them (as they don't sell the 24), and I wanted to transfer them to a watercolour tin that would hold 24.
Je voulais transférer les peintures des deux boîtes d'Inktense en une

I already have a tin like this that holds my Van Gogh (Royal Talens) watercolours, so I thought why not alter the tin to differentiate them easily? I will also alter the other one later.
J'avais déjà une boîte noire comme celle-ci pour mes aquarelles Van Gogh, alors je voulais pouvoir les différencier facilement. Je ferai l'autre boîte également plus tard

Very simple:
- Gesso
- PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints,
- Toutencolle daisies (my designs, available here), Crafty Individuals crackle and Stampers Anonymous quote stamped with Versafine
- PITT markers to colour the daisies
- Mod Podge to seal

Hope you enjoyed this 

See you soon

Thursday, May 9

ART JOURNAL - #52cafejournals challenge (week 2)


This is my second entry (now I have caught up) for Marta's #52cafejournals challenge.

Prompts were:

° Birdie
° Tealish colour
° Spring is here
° Pencil
° Hidden numbers
° Add some writing

Started with stamping the quote with India Ink. 
These are old Hero Arts and Penny Black alpha stamps

I then drew the bird

I then watercolored the page using Derwent Inktense pencils (and paint pan)
One of the prompt was "pencil". I'm sure Marta meant "use pencils" but I thought it would be fun to perch my bird onto the pencil.
All stamps are from PaperArtsy (mini 23+39+44+56)
Used a bit of Versamagic inks too and finished with Faber Castell Polychromos

Hope you liked it
See you soon