Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Watercolouring with an Elegant Writer


Hi Everyone, we all have stuff in our stash that we forget about. I recently pulled out my Black Elegant writer and used it by colouring directly on the stamp (1.3 Calligraphy nib) then adding water to the image using a brush.
I just touched the ink with the water and allowed it to seep a little, you have to keep washing the brush with clean water as the elegant writer has a lot of colour and black becomes blue green purple and gray depending on how much water and the black ink.

The first card is a Serendipity Winter farm stamp (now sold by Impression Obsession)


My Second card is a Penny Black Bird on a branch. Again I added water carefully and allowed the colour to move. Once it was dry I pulled a little more colour over the white areas. I also cut out the branches so they lay outside the frame.


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Card Recipe
Stamps: Serendipity Farmhouse, Penny Black Bird, Sentiments Simon Says Stamp
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb Black, Textured Off White
Ink: Versafine Clair (Nocturn)
Accessories: Elegant Writer, Die, MISTI
Techniques: Die cutting, Watercolouring

28 comments:

Darnell said...

These are breathtaking, Christine! I bought some of those pens years ago and never really knew what to do with them, so thank you for this magnificent inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designs, loving those colours too. I have not heart of the Elagant Writer before.. xx

nancy littrell said...

Wow..LOVE your Winter Farm Scene Loosely Watercolored with Elegant Writers, which I have never heard of either. Your beautiful card, which deserves to be framed makes me want to get my Shadow Black Paints out. TFS and Always inspiring me Christine with your beautiful mixed media creations. Love and Hugs...Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Amazon has a good selection of the Elegant Writers calligraphy pens...now I know how and why your gorgeous Winter scene and the beautiful bird image on your 2nd card turned out so well. Again...TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are creative, beautiful and so artsy. The pen and the technique looks amazing Christine, thank you for the inspiration x.

Darlene said...

Oh Christine I just love BOTH of these designs! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Darlene said...

Me again ... BTW, your bluebird card also fits our challenge over on the NEW COLORFUL OPTIONS CHALLENGE ... I hope you'll come check us out and play along!

Trina P. said...

These are gorgeous! Great design in the bird card having the branch hang outside the frame. I learned something new… and am enabled again! 😂

Pat said...

Both washy watercolour looks are gorgeous Christine, and the first in black and white looks so elegant, and I love the bird on the branch and the design is wonderful with the added dimension of the branch over the edges of that pretty frame. x

BożenA said...

I've never heard of Elegant writers. Thank you for the description of creating the card, because I learned something new. And the card is breathtaking. These old buildings in the watercolor technique look stunning. I have this stamp, but it looks so big on your card and I remember it as a small stamp. As you can see, technology is of great importance.
The second card is just as great. The colorful bird looks so beautiful and the twig is perfectly overlapping the frame. What an amazing project.

Hugs,
BożenA xx

Viv said...

Just beautiful as always Christine. x

Bonnie said...

I've never tried this technique but you have inspired me to try. I hope my pens haven't dried out. I especially love how the bird turned blue! Two fantastic cards, my friend!

ahlers5 said...

Wow, these are amazing. I have to try this sometime.

Jeanne H said...

I think both cards are wonderful, Christine.

HilaryJane said...

I do love these, such atmosphere. I am going to have to look up elegant writer now xx

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, I've never even heard of this product but you've done some amazing things with it. No surprise there. So serene. I hear you about forgetting what we have, and then if you remember it you have to also remember where you put it.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning cards! I love the monochrome! Thanks for sharing your stylish bird card at PBSC:)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, both are so beautiful, Christine! The various colors you pulled from the black Elegant Writer ink look amazing! You inspired me to use the stuff in my stash that I forget about. ;-)
Hideko xx

Colleen said...

Very cool, Christine! Love both cards!

Diane said...

Beautifully created cards, a great technique too! Thank you for joining us at Colorful Options!
Diane CO DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Colorful Options}

Darlene said...

YAY! I'm so glad you've come to share your beautiful designs with us! I love BOTH cards and find them to be very inspirational! Thanks again for playing in our challenge at Colorful Options!
Darlene
COLORFUL OPTIONS CHALLENGE
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Makira said...

💙🕊💙 I really like that you brought the branches out and over the frame. So precious!
Thank you so much for sharing over at Colorful Options Challenge. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Makira CO DT

Susan said...

These are both fabulous! I love the effect you got from the Elegant Writer - I've never tried it direct to a stamp. The first card is very elegant with the black card base - it would be a great masculine card. And the second one has a fabulous layout with the branches fussy cut and brought outside the window.

Loll said...

Beautiful cards using your Elegant Writer pens, Christine. I really love the look and I might just have to buy some to play with. :) xx

Linda said...

Both cards are simply stunning, what a fabulous effect from those pens. I also like how you've cut the branches on the bird design, a really nice touch xx

Nstiz said...

WOW! So sorry for forgetting to check in. Just saw this today and a definite WOW factor. You took a technique using your elegant writer to a new height. Love the shading on these!

nwilliams6 said...

I wish you would d a video on this technique! I love how it came out. Stunning. Off to order some ink on Amazon (saw Nancy L's comment). Hugz

Sue from Oregon said...

Both are so very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I hope you will join us for the February Challenge too. ♥ Sue Kment