Venetian Watercolour Card

Darkroom Door - Thursday, February 27, 2014
Hello everyone!

It’s Robyn here sharing my first project on the Darkroom Door blog. Today, I’d like to share a card using images from the first collection released by Darkroom Door – The Venetian Collection. I have been playing with images and techniques while working on my February ATC swap and remembered that these stamps would have been amongst the first Darkroom Door ones that I purchased so they seemed like the ‘right’ ones to use for my first project!

1. Stamp the Venezia map image from Darkroom Door Venetian Vol 2 Stamp Set using black pigment ink onto cream cardstock and emboss.

2.  Add a touch of white crayon over the ‘Venezia’ word. This will work as a resist for the colouring step.

3. Colour the image. I used watercolours but you can also use Distress inks and a water brush. The raised embossing will help you stay in the lines.

4. Trim image closely and distress the edge, sponge lightly with Ranger Distress Peacock Feathers.

5. Mount onto brown cardstock, leave one end a little longer and tear the edge.

6. Add some brads to the top right hand corner of the brown layer. Mount at an angle onto a dark turquoise card front.

7. Trim an image from the Darkroom Door Venetian Montage sheet.

8. Give some colour to the black & white image using Ranger Distress Markers.

Hint – test your colouring on an off cut of the Montage sheet. I found it helpful to apply a little of the Distress Marker and then smudge it with a finger tip to give a lighter colour.

9. Trim Montage image closely and distress the edge, sponge lightly with black ink.  

10. Mount onto card front with foam tape.


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Venetian Vol 2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Venetian Montage
Tsukineko Brilliance Graphite Black ink pad
Clear embossing powder & heat gun
Watercolours or Ranger Distress Ink pads in Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs
Sponging tool
Ranger Distress Markers in Barn Door, Old Paper, Weathered Wood & Antique Linen
Tonic Paper Distresser

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today, I’m looking forward to bringing you lots of inspiration!



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