Sunday 18 December 2016

Watercolouring with bister

I've been so busy lately as so many of us have with work and Christmas that I haven't had a chance to get to all the great challenges out there, and one on my list is Loll and Bonnie's  CAS Water colour card challenge.  So time to pull out some resist medium for the December challenge.  
I'm also entering it for Stamplorations stencil challenge  during their stencil blog hop, 

For this card I used gel medium through a stencil as my resist and Bister as my water colour medium.  Bister a powdered water colour medium which comes in 8 very earthy colours, Blue black and natural being my favorites.   

I placed the stencil on coated card stock and spread the gel medium over the stencil, I then carefully removed the stencil.  The gel medium was left to dry,  Blue bister powder sprinkled over it and then spritzed with water.  The crystals dissolve in the water and colour seeps out.  I love how the gel medium creates dams which cause the colour to pool.

Card Recipe
Stamps: None
Paper: 110lb white, coated card
Ink: None
Accessories: Bister, gel medium, stamplorations stencil
Techniques: Stenciling, watercolour powders



Loll said...

This is so pretty Christine. Love that butterfly stencil. Looks amazing done with the gel as the resist. Great colours with your bisters. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Susan said...

Great use of the gel medium as your resist! Love the way the colours are intensified in some spots and spread out more thinly in others. Great butterfly design. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous effect using your Gel Medium as your resist for your stenciled butterflies and then watercoloring with your spritzed Bister. TFS your very artsy card Christine. TFS Hugs, Nancy

Trina P. said...

Stunning. Love the colours. i have never used gel before. Will have to try one day.

Bonnie said...

I love these graceful butterflies and the colors and patterns with the Bister are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up! Merry Christmas!

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow Christine...this is the flurry of butterflies!!
Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Happy Dance said...

Hi Christine. I found you thanks to Darnell, and would like to add my 'welcome to blogland!' It's a wonderful place, and after scrolling through your creations, I know you're a perfect fit. This butterfly card is amazing, and I'm wowed by this technique. Have a wonderful 2017, and we'll see you again soon. Bev

I Card Everyone said...

Had to come by at the urging of our friend, Darnell! Welcome! OH you are going to love this bloggy adventure, and I'm going to love seeing what you have to bring to us, as often as you can! Fabulous card!!!
=] Michele