SEPT/OCT 2018 Technique Challenge**WINNER**

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SEPT/OCT 2018 Technique Challenge**WINNER**

Post by StacyLee » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:48 pm

Thank you to all the cherries who gave watercolor techniques a try for my challenge, I LOVED seeing all of your work!  The winner for the challenge, according to random.org is...…..#19 sweetsour (Karrie)!! I'll be sending your gc to you shortly!

Ok cherries, I have to be honest and tell you I haven't pulled it together the last few days to get my October challenge prepared, or a sample for you. Things got away from me this weekend LOL So.....what this means for you is that I'm extending the Watercolor challenge through to October 31st, AND I'll allow multiple entries of any kind (layouts, cards, projects) up to THREE.


Hey cherries, welcome back to the Technique Challenge! For September's challenge we are going to play with WATERCOLOR techniques Image

So in preparation for this challenge, I've been watching a lot of YouTube process videos on all different types of watercolor techniques.  There are SO many ways to incorporate a watercolor look onto your pages, and you don't necessarily have to have watercolors or special paper to do it.  **TIP** If you don't have watercolor paper, many of the process videos I watched recommended prepping your cardstock with gesso, to avoid your paper from warping.

I used a really inexpensive set of watercolors on my sample layout.  I started with 12x12 watercolor paper, a plus sign stencil & gel medium.  After that dried, I simply painted brush strokes with a larger sized brush.  The gel medium resisted the watercolor, allowing it to show through the brush strokes.  I also added a few splatters by tapping my brush.  **TIP** while I'm glad I went cheap on the watercolors, I will invest in a nicer brush or two.  Cheap brushes leave stray hairs on your project & it's a pain to remove them Image  
ImageOn my card sample, I used a really popular technique called the packaging technique.  Any plastic packaging will do, and you can achieve this look by using inks or mists or something similar if you don't have watercolors.ImageImageThe last technique I tried was using a Ranger water brush.  I don't want this post to get too lengthy, so if you want to check it out it's in my gallery. I used the brush to color in some leaves on a card.  You don't have to limit yourselves to the techniques I used for this challenge.  If you have another technique for watercolors, please share it with us!  I know a lot of you have gelatos, which I don't have.  The only requirement this month is your project must have a visible watercolor effect (meaning not just splatters Image) and please list what technique you used so we can all learn from each other!

The Rules:
Open to NEW layouts, cards or altered projects (no digital)
You can submit ONE of each type (one layout, one card, one altered project) for a total of 3 maximum entries
You can combine with any other monthly challenge that allows
No gallery spot, please link your entry in this thread
Deadline is midnight, September 30, 2018
A winner will be chosen to receive a $5 ACOT gift card from me
Most of all...……..get a little messy and have FUN!
Participants:
1. emmapaige
2. Meli
3. lissahope26
4. karen c
5. Retiree3
6. 1scrappymom
7. Tammey
8. Linda S
9. DN in MN
10. Deanna13
11. joannie
12. joannie
13. blbabe1234
14. Berta R
15. Deanna13
16. JAire
17. LoreenC
18. Deanna13
19. sweetsour
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Post by Deanna13 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:13 pm

What a great challenge and love your examples! I haven't been using my watercolors very much lately, so thanks for the push! Image
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Post by emmapaige » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:13 pm

YAY!! I really want to learn how to do this and this is the perfect opportunity!!! Your sample is spectacular, Stacy.
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Post by MTCanuk » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:16 pm

You’re really pushing me out of my comfort zone with your challenges!
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Post by joannie » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:32 pm

Terrific technique!! Image

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Post by StacyLee » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:26 pm

MTCanuk wrote:You’re really pushing me out of my comfort zone with your challenges!
im pushing myself out of my own comfort zone and dragging you all along with me Image LOL
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Post by JillinIN » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:49 pm

This is awesome. I love your samples. I do a lot of mixed media, but I didn't know you could put gel medium down and it would resist water color.
I'm really loving your technique challenges, even though I haven't had much time to participate.
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Post by 1scrappymom » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:03 pm

I love watercolors but I don't use them enough because I tend to be a lazy scrapper.  LOL  But I love the effect!  Must try this challenge!
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Post by traveler » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:36 am

I won an fancy thing of Prima watercolors a couple years but I've rarely used them as I have trouble figuring out how to get an effect I like with them, maybe I can try to figure them out for this challenge. Or, I can just use my waterbrush and inks which is my usual easier method to watercolor. 
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Post by 1scrappymom » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:13 am

I've watched a couple process videos and I have to say, I am so inspired!!  Thanks so much for the extra push!!  Here's hoping I can actually make what's in my brain come to life on paper!  (must purchase gesso!!)
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Post by DN in MN » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:49 pm

I am soooo excited for this one and if I don't complete will be very disappointed in myself!  
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Post by emmapaige » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:45 pm

I think I need some more practice with this technique but happy with the way this turned out. I used Close to My Heart watercolors to paint the swipes behind my photos.

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Post by Meli » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:15 pm

I'm not sure why the colors don't show up as much as they do in real life, but I used the watercolor + packaging technique (3 colors- purple, blue, and pink):

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Post by blbabe1234 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:25 pm

I LOVE doing the packaging technique!
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Post by lissahope26 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:04 pm

I'm brainstorming on this now.
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Post by lissahope26 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:22 pm

I attempted to do a watercolor dip technique.  This was my 3rd try so I just went with it.
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Post by karen c. » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:20 am

Stacy I used Tim Holtz Distress ink on my mat and misted the ink and then made brush strokes. I also combined with the September Card Challenge.
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Post by 1scrappymom » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:33 am

Here's my layout submission. I used the packaging technique. Combined with Story challenge
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Post by Tammey » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:19 pm

For the Technique Challenge I used texture paste with a stencil and watercolors.

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