Saturday, 2 March 2019

CAS Watercolour March Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge hosted by Jenny.

Check out the Top Picks from February's Red & Pink challenge HERE.




Message from Jenny
I'm very excited to be hosting this month's challenge, which is to 'Watercolour on Vellum'.
I love the ethereal look of watercolour on vellum, which is achieved by the translucency. I hope you'll have some fun with this theme.

A little bit about Vellum
"Originally, a translucent or opaque material produced from calfskin."
(read more here)
Luckily for us animal lovers,  today we can get 'Vellum Paper' to create a high-quality, translucent paper with a smooth, almost polished, vellum-like finish.

It is best to use minimal water when painting on Vellum and to tape it down to prevent warping. I prefer to use thick vellum (it should be stiff), as this will tolerate more water, but it's still possible to use thin vellum with care. I usually have a paper towel  on hand, ready to mop up any excess water.


Watercolour on Vellum Videos:
Watercolor on Vellum by My Lime Journal (4:31)
Watercolor Vellum by Beardo Paperie (6:27)
Watercolour on Vellum by Lindsey Decor (10:25)


Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only following monthly theme
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include watercolouring or watercolour look that uses water
    • Include link to challenge on your blog post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!!


    Welcome to our TWO wonderful Guest Designers this month,
    Birgir (Rapport fran ett skrivoord),  and
    Ros (Mikey's Mom)!


    Birgit
    (Guest Designer)

    Ros
    (Guest Designer)

    Jenny
    (Host)

    Loll

    Bonnie

    Susan

    Karen

    Marcia


    The challenge is open until March 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on March 28th.













    5 comments:

    1. Wow.....stunning cards and inspiration from the team, Birgit and Ros.....Such a beautiful look with the vellum and a new to me technique, which I am keen to try x

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    2. I have never tried watercolouring on vellum, so this is going to be an interesting experiment. Thanks for getting the creative juices flowing with this fun challenge and fabulous creations by the DT and guests!
      Marianne x

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    3. great challenge and time for us to pull out the unused velum from out stash :)

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    4. Vellum is always a beautiful addition to a card, and everybody on the team, together with Birgit and Ros have done brilliantly with their cards, lots of wonderful inspiration for this challenge. x

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    5. Gorgeous inspiration from the DT team and what a great technique ! I didn't know it but now I'm curious to try ! Thanks for this fabulous challenge. x

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