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Monochromatic Watercolour Tag

Hello everyone I cannot believe we are in August already. It’s my turn on the Country View challenge blog to set the theme and I went for an old favourite of Monochromatic. What does that actually mean? Well, it means using only one colour. You can use different hues of the that colour but your creation must only contain one colour to qualify for entry into the challenge.

So for my post I chose to create a tag using watercolour. You can recreate this using any ink or paint that is water soluble such as distress inks, or stains, even oxides would

work. The process is the same.

Let’s take a look

So I started by mixing my paint which was natural tint by Daniel Smith. This is a really dark colour but by adding water you change the hues to the lightest grey.

Then using the stencil I created a couple of months ago I dabbed the paint onto the stencil using a brush by Ranger.

Next I dried this before doing some doodles with a grey acrylograph pen from Archer and Olive.

I added some background text using an old book page stamp from Rubber Dance plus I also used some printing using my Colorop E-mark. Now it was ready for some stamping.

Using a light distress ink (antique Linen ) I stamped the focal points. I wanted to use the no line technique so you need to have your lines very light to start with so that they disappear as you paint.

I forgot to take a picture of the stamped image but its from a set by Simon says stamp which also comes with a die. Using the same paint as before i painted the image and then die cut it out.

Initially my idea was to lay this over some parchment paper attached to the tag, but I didn’t like the effect as it was too heavy and hid the background more than I wanted.

I decided to tear around the parchment leaving a little showing and liked this much more.

My sentiment was created using hot foil system from Spellbinders die cut out and secured with some foam tape to give some height.

I finished the tag by added some grey ribbon. Let’s take a last look.

I hope this has inspired you to get creative and enter this months challenge.

Take Care and see you soon


Debs xxx

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