Wednesday, September 20, 2006

watercolour layouts

These are layouts I did for my article on watercolour, in the August/September issue of Scrapbook Answers.

Watercolour on plastic Yupo paper; the background was crinkled by placing plastic wrap over the wet paint and the green heart was textured by sprinkling salt over the wet paint. Let paint dry overnight and remove plasic wrap/dust off salt once the paint is dry.

Stamping with watercolour. I stamped just about everything I could on this page! :) The blue swirl background, the yellow diamonds on notebook paper, the script stamp, and the letter M.

Watercolour and ink on canvas, block printing, masking for the blocks behind the title.

Here I used masking fluid to mask off the paisley shapes at the top and circles at the bottom; once the background was washed with blue I removed the masking fluid and filled in the masked shapes with ink/watercolour. The title was stamped on the tag in masking fluid and then washed overtop before removing the mask.

It does not show up well in the scan, but the green background is full of fine, sparkly iridescent medium, and the dots along the right are done in iridescent medium too.

Pale, messy watercolour wash on canvas. I painted the metal pieces with watercolour after first priming with gesso.

The background was created using a monoprinting technique with watercolour, acrylic medium, and glass plates.

The copyright of the above designs belong to Future US, Inc. All rights reserved.


Anonymous said...

I loved this Watercolour lO in the Scrapbook Answers Magazine - Love your work!

Anonymous said...

You have totally inspired me Ashley, I am obsessed with watercolors now!!!!!
I used them tons in scholl, but never thought about using them for scrappin, geesh, what was I thinkin?!?!?

Roz said...

oh yay, an Ashley 'fix'!!!!!! You are just so inspiring, you make me want to try new things :o) Thanks for sharing.

pakosta said...

i have that issue and all because of you i LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Séverine said...

Fantastic Ashley!
The watercolors looks simply amazing!


Kari said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. LOVE the colors!!!!

Unknown said...

been watercoloring for a couple years on my layouts. isn't it addicting. LOVE IT!

Great Layouts.

Unknown said...

been watercoloring for a couple years on my layouts. isn't it addicting. LOVE IT!

Great Layouts.

Unknown said...

been watercoloring for a couple years on my layouts. isn't it addicting. LOVE IT!

Great Layouts.

Unknown said...

SHOOOOT Sorry about the multiple posts. feelin dorky :(


~Jamie said...

The watercolor is very VERY cool! You go girl!

Anonymous said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE your layouts. such fun/cool stuff to look at!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Your style is so different from mine, yet you make me wish that I was the same. Blow me away every time, there is so much love in your pages. Thanks for sharing :)

Prisca said...

What great jobs with watercolor, it's amazing and very interesting, thank you Ashley for your inspiration !!

Kim Henkel said...

breathtaking work! You blow me away!

Anonymous said...

your layouts are SO BEAUTIFUL !!!!
Thank you for sharing them with us !!!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Such gorgeous eye candy, thanks for sharing!

Artfully Yours said...

I just want to say I love your art and the freedom you have with it.

Rebecca said...

How bizarre, I have a piece of paper I created months ago lying on my bedroom floor (yeah i know strange place for it but tell my 2 year old that) that is identical to the first piece you have created here. Only difference (well apart from the pattern the plastic made) is that I did mine on watercolour paper. Now I just have to use it...and you have inspired me to do so.

Sorry, can't say i have seen the article Scrapbook Answers is not readily available in Australia. Wish I could read your article though.

Joy said...

I just love these w/c layouts--especially Camping. The colors are so full of light!