Sunday, August 07, 2016

True to herself

My Bisters need a bit of help today. I have always been a tad disappointed in how dull the Bister colours are. So, I gave them some assistance by using my watercolours ... I so often find myself going for my Winsor Newton paints... the colours do not disappoint. I put down the Bister powders and spritzed with water then dried my panel. I then spritzed on some watercolours to brighten the colours, and I am finally happy with the results. I think in the future this is how I will treat the Bister powders. Once all was dry I stamped, with the assistance of MISTI, my sentiment using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. Thank goodness for MISTI as I had to stamp it 5 times due to the watercolour paper. I matted my panel with Bazzill black and attached to a rich turquoise base ... that is unusual for me as well. It has a beautiful rich sheen to it ... I have been dying to use this paper. I hope you like "True to herself" and thanks for having a look today. 
Entering in CAS Mix Up Challenge - Stamping, Sprays and Embellishments (a stretch)
Products: Bister Paint Powders, Winsor Newton Watercolours, Unity Stamps She Remained True, Sequins.


  1. Gorgeous mix of colours Kia. Bisters are more natural tones ... not many bright colours to them, but mixing them with the watercolour paints has really added a lot of saturated colours. Very beautiful. Love your design with the tilted panel and layering. The turquoise card base is very pretty!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  2. This is beautiful, Kia! I love the bright watercolors with the little bits of bister sprinkled through them. Setting your panel at an angle is genius!

  3. Wow, Kia, the Bister and watercolor is a wonderful combination! Beautiful colors! I love the turquoise "white" space! It makes this even more special! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Oh my. Love the look and colors.

  5. OMG Kia... I Love how you brightened up your Bister's with watercolors and angled your piece. TFS my friend and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  6. What a great idea to add some watercolours to your bisters - I must try that when I'm disappointed to the dull colours. Lovely card and I really like the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!


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