Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Love Bugs

Using one of the inserts in my Traveler's Notebook as an art journal has been a quick and easy way for me to experiment with various techniques when I don't have a lot of time but still want to get crafty. And after watching a recent video from my friend, Jana, I was definitely in the mood to create.

In her video, she showed a technique where you place your watercolors onto a piece of plastic and then use that to transfer the paint. While it might not be a new technique, seeing her beautiful results was the kick I needed to try it myself.

For my pages, I heat embossed my stamped title and then added my watercolors like I described above. Then I fussy cut a couple of kitties from some paper, used an October Afternoon roller stamp, and stamped their names with a smaller alphabet stamp.

While the stamping can be a little tedious, the overall project was done in record time. I have plenty of space to add my writing, but the fear of messing up has kept me from doing so yet. Maybe I need to find a truly erasable pen. Or just bite the bullet and give it a go. ;)


  1. So cute! I discovered that technique a couple weeks ago with the watercolors and I love the results I've been getting. Michelle t

  2. The watercolor effect is so pretty, Elise! It was the sweet kitties (both the cutie pie pets and embellishments) that really got me though. :)

  3. Super cute Elise, I really enjoy reading about your ventures into new techniques, I learn a lot!

  4. Really cute!! Love the way your watercolour technique turned out!

  5. i've seen this technique used but never tried it. You mastered it beautifully.

  6. Oh Elise, you have almost convinced me to carry a Traveler's Notebook. Sigh! Such a cute and fun layout!!


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