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

24 comments:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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

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    1. 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

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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!

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  7. These are gorgeous! Great design in the bird card having the branch hang outside the frame. I learned something new… and am enabled again! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  8. 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

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  9. 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,
    BoลผenA xx

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  10. Just beautiful as always Christine. x

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. I think both cards are wonderful, Christine.

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

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. 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

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  18. Very cool, Christine! Love both cards!

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

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  20. 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

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  21. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ’™ 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

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  22. 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.

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  23. 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

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