WOYWW 139 – playing with watercolours


I am in an arty place at the moment.  I really need to focus on scrapbooking, and figure out a way to bring the arty techniques to layouts, but I’m just not there yet.  Maybe I’ll find the inspiration and motivation looking at YOUR desk today!  Nothing gets the creative juices flowing more than a WOYWW hop.  And Julia helpfully reposted s link that will solve the commenting problem for many of us, if you care to look back a post when you drop by her Stamping Ground.  I just hate visiting and not being able to leave a comment so I hope many who don’t let the comment box open in a new window will make the small change needed and let me say Hi!

This is a technique I’ve seen but not played with – watercolour wash covered with cling film.  I really like the final effect – and have mentally filed it away for a future BIG CARD – and thought it might make a good background for the foils I used on the last one.

I was thwarted in my attempt to get to Hobby Craft and peruse the foils yesterday – I came out of Morrison’s to find my tire flat.  Good thing I noticed and didn’t just drive away.  That would have been so like me LOL! But my internet searching told me the Provocraft foils that I have are no longer for sale, and I love the technique so if I want to play more, I’d better find some soon.

I’ll add a card I made as well – I did a YouTube quickie for that, and it differs from the stamp-with-glue version from Monday and instead extends the brayer-ed glitter-glue technique from Christmas,  I embossed some Distress Inked cardstock, brayered over a layer of glue, then added the foil.  I do love how it looks!

If you do Project Life, I have some printables back a few posts that you may want to grab, as you are here anyway. You can also click on Freebie Printables at the top and find links to them there.

Lastly, something I almost never do, a share of my DD on the climbing wall, at the top!

Regular readers may recall DD has Cerebral Palsy (she’s a right hemi) so her managing this, albeit with help from one of the instructors, guiding her hand and foot placement, was quite an achievement – Mom is very proud of her!

Have a great Wednesday!


And to add:  Blogger is still thwarting me!  A few people change their commenting so it opens in a new window (yay!) but still not allowing comments on box-at-bottom – and a new wrinkle! This week no matter HOW MANY TIMES I try to do the word verification it tells me I am doing it wrong.  I’m NOT!  Nowhere near being thru the list but I’ve seen these people and been unable to comment 🙂

scrappymo! – tried the word verification FIVE times (including the spoken version) and it won’t post! Same with Stephanie Scrapadelia
peggy aplSeeds
Tracey Fletcher King
Shaz in Oz – but I emailed you about your question 🙂

58 thoughts on “WOYWW 139 – playing with watercolours

  1. Beautiful card
    Bridget #72

  2. Fab looking desk and amazing picture of your DD, I bet you are so proud of her…. loving your card, tis lush!

  3. Love those colors and that foiling! I totally pinned your video so I don’t forget lol. About putting your art in your scrapbooking, there is a free class about Scrapbook Stamping on Two Peas in a Bucket I think you could translate the stamping into art. And big kudos to your daughter for scaling that wall!! Happy (belated) WOYWW :D. #35

  4. Love the colours!
    Aeryn (181)

  5. P.S. Meant say that I’m impressed with your video too.
    Ros. (180)

  6. Love the glue & foil card. Will give it a go… And well done to your daughter. She obviously has a head for heights.

  7. Well thanks to the wonders of WOYWW I’m here having a peek into your crafty world this week and there seems to be much going on.

    I hope the rest of the week’s turns out to be just as crafty.

    Well done to your DD too… wouldn’t get me up there…not for all the Tim Holtz stash in the world…and that’s saying something.

    Happy Crafting!

  8. Hi there I like the look of that cling film thingy and love the card and the foil card is fab. Well done to your daughter you should be proud. Happy WOYWW. Anne x

  9. very intrigued by the cling film technique, cant wait to see what it looks like when its dry.

    Thanks for Sharing 🙂

    Becky (160)

  10. Happy WOYWW, here’s hoping the commenting is easier this week! Love your card, the effect is lovely.

  11. wow….good for your daughter! And… check out my blurb a day ago on my blog to see if that could be the reason for not being able to comment…not sure why so many are having trouble… I’m not…but, I use Safari browser and they say it doesn’t cause trouble .. off to check out more postings and to look at those interesting boxes over there on the sidebar….

  12. Thanks again MaryAnne. Really looking forward to the outcome of the cling-film technique. Even I could do that!! And well done to DD. What a height! I couldn’t do that! Sx

  13. Very interesting with the water color technique, Your DD on the wall just scares my heart.
    Keep smiling and creating I think I am # 134

  14. Big pat on the back for your DD, she did really well.

    Your desk looks highly creative, I must say 🙂

  15. I’ve read about the watercolor and cling wrap technique but haven’t tried it. You could make your own papers for the background of a scrapbook page. Congratulations on being number 1! I’m usually in the triple digits but not participating this week (didn’t get photos taken). There’s always next week.

    How wonderful that your DD attempts (and successfully does) things like the wall climbing. Very good for her!! You should be proud. I’m sure your encouragement and support help her tackle challenges. Well done!!!


  16. I get scared just looking at that photo of your DD climbing the wall! LOL Fear of hights is a debilitating thing.
    Well done to her for doing it.
    I have seen the technique and have wanted ti try it for some time, maybe when I have my own little space to create soon!
    Happy WOYWW

  17. interesting stuff going on with the cling film haven’t seen that before.
    well done for being no 1 and to your daughter for her climb, it looks very high
    janet # 6 (first time in single figures due to early . . . or late night post)

  18. Your desk/ paint technique looks very interesting and your card is lovely!
    Well done to your daughter on the climbing wall. It looks so scarey so she really did so well!

    I’m trying to get around everyone’s posts this week (a new one for me!) but I haven’t done my own post yet – it’ll have to wait til I get home from work this evening.


  19. Im back at the PC..commenting on ipad is just driving me to distraction. So you’re proud of, I’M proud of her…good lord, that is a fearsome high wall and look at her there, cool as a cuc! Wow.
    Tracey sells foil in rolls….about 6 wide i guess….
    That card works well…the brayer must come out and see if I can repeat your light handedness!

  20. ohooo the climbing looks like fun!! (I’d fall off!!) I’ve done that clingfilm thingy at play school years ago, I use to be a Play school teacher, but forgot all about it!! so when I get home I’m going to have a go again!!
    Happy WOYWW

  21. Hmmn Brayered glue..that sounds good, Happy WOYWW Hun, hoping this posts as I have had issues all week!!

    Lou P

  22. Lovely post and very interesting technique! I will have to have a look at that video! Thank you for sharing and bravo for your daughter – I would never dare climb that wall!

  23. No wonder your proud, you have a beautiful brave daughter, Love the foiling technique, i have saved a link to your utube video’s, Thank you! I never try different techniques or experiment but seeing so many ‘art’ projects on WOYWW it makes me want to try so i think i might have to invest in a few new crafty godies so i can start playing. Hope you have a great week Lou x

  24. First time visitor to your blog, I always visit first and last on Julia’s blog! Love the inkyness of your desk. Yay to your DD to getting to the top, I couldn’t do that. Children are incredible in what they can do, aren’t they?
    Happy WOYWW and hope your commenting problems get sorted out.
    My blog is My Last 365 Days in my Forties, if you have the time!

  25. You look as though you are having great fun …maybe you could create your own 12×12 backgrounds for LO’s, with what ever arty style you fancy …Ive done it a few times …even though I’m not arty. LOVE that card

  26. Fabulous foil, love the effect! Trish #76

  27. So frustrating when you can’t comment, luckily I haven’t had that problem for a while – probably put the kybosh (?) on that one now. Great experiment with the clingfilm – you always get such different results with this technique – try it on glossy card as well, with blue paints it looks like cracked ice sometimes.
    Congrats to your DD – you wouldn’t get me past the first two feet so well done the brave girl.
    Ann B

  28. The cling and paint looks fun!!!well done to your daughter!hugs trace no 53

  29. love the card. That watercolour effect looks fab I might have a go.

    Why weren’t you climbing the wall then?

    See you Saturday x

  30. Busy desk! I love that red and white card. Congrats to your daughter tackling that wall! I wouldn’t try it with help or without! Brave girl! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #87

  31. Wow your desk looks fun, the climbing looks amazing too. Zo x

  32. Great post Maryanne, and yes must be a proud mum too well done DD – i would never do that!! eek too high I cry!
    Re the commenting – not sure if I like the pop up window as it annoys me, when it comes up on other blogs (am I weird?) so have left my comments embedded for the present – i just prefer it on blogs, and have never had any problems with blank screens etc. maybe because dont use IE either Firefox or Chrome..thanks for letting me know as may change if find folk cant comment…

    oh love that there foil may just have to get that pad – does it work with Versamark maybe I wonder might give that a go first before rushing out to buy!! happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #21

  33. love today’s crafty snoop and a great big hug for your DD…well done…from kath 63xxx

  34. Congratulations on being No. 1 this week … I am so never going to make that spot 🙂 Like the cling-film technique, beautiful colours. Your daughter’s achievement is wonderful. My daughter also has cerebral palsy so I can understand the effort it takes and your justifiable pride. Have a wonderful week. Elizabeth x #78

  35. May hv to pop back to see how the cling film works out! We’ll done to your daughter fantastic achievement hugs Pam x

  36. I love the cling film thing… it is great fun isn’t it… all the fun of getting messy without the mess… have a great creative week and happy woyww…xx

  37. fun craftiness and beautiful card. Congrats to your daughter for her monumentous acheivement you should be one proud momma

  38. Hi there. Great to have a peek into your crafty world this morning thanks to the wonders of WOYWW! Hope the rest of your week goes well too. I haven’t used clingwrap for a while now, thanks for reminding me! You must be proud of your daughter’s achievement, well done to her!
    Neil #48

  39. Numero Uno!! Madam Julia caught me off guard totally this week so I am buried in the 40’s somewhere! Love the look of the paint and the cling film… and your card is gorgeous but oh yes to the proud Mom moment… what an achievement for DD!!

  40. Great creativity on show this week. Love the techniques you have shown, especially the brayered glue and foil, gorgeous card.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Cathy #46

  41. I’d be a bit scared myself on that wall! Yikes! And thanks for the link/suggestion on how to aid people with commenting. I gave it a shot and hope it will help others who’ve had problems.

  42. Congrats on #1 and I am loving the cling wrap/watercolour technique. Would love to see the end result. Congrats also to DD looks like she is prepared to face all challenges life puts in her way.

  43. thanks for sharing these interesting techniques. i recently saw a technique using crumpled wax paper and it also had great results. the glue and foil card looks so elegant! congrats on having the WOYWW top spot this week! you were checking early!
    happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  44. Congrats on being #1! I love the watercolor technique you are using – that would be beautiful on a scrapbook layout as a background, or cut into letters for an awesome looking title! I’m so sorry about your car, but at least you noticed! I drove away on one once, and didn’t realize until I couldn’t figure out what that awful noise on the road was – it was my tire! Oops! Oh well, no major harm done!

    Have a great WOYWW!
    Katie #31

  45. Oh, I love that foil embossed card. i am going back to reread just how you did that.
    Fantastic, spunky daughter to climb that wall. She looks great.

  46. Congrats on being number 1 this week. I got caught off guard, so I’m way down on the list at 30. I’ve played with that background technique before and loved it. It’s fun, isn’t it? Happy WOYWW and drop by if you are interested in taking my free altered book classes.

  47. Looks like a fun technique!

  48. The watercolour technique looks interesting. Hope you can show more of it. Happy WOYWW!

  49. Well done to your daughter Great job x x Stunning card must check out the utube quickie, have a great week, Hugs May x x x x

  50. Your desk is far more interesting than mine, I’ve never tried the cling thing..maybe i’ll try it some time soon.. Love the embossed foil card too, very nice indeed. And proud you should be.. that’s all part of being a mum isn’t it!

  51. the water colors look like so much fun! i love the colors you are using and can’t wait to see your card! WOYWW #22

  52. I’d like to see how the cling wrap technique turns out. I like trying all sorts of things for backgrounds. Wonderful Valentine card and great job your daughter is doing.

  53. that looks like fun, gorgeous card and very well done to your DD!
    Happy WOYWW, Debxx #8

  54. Oh dear, I couldn’t even get that right – tried to do the link and messed it up. Try again!! Hazel, WOYWW #10) x (sorry I’ve been such a nuisance!

  55. Sorry, in my previous comment I said I was #8 but in fact I’m #10 (hadn’t refreshed to see that when I posted my comment (definitely a href=””>Hazel, WOYWW #10!!) x

  56. Well done to your daughter! You certainly should be a proud mum. Interesting crafting techniques you’ve shared.- (Hazel, WOYWW #8) x

  57. Great craftiness going on there. I love messing with cling film and paint/inks and your foiled card is lovely.
    Well done to DD scaling that wall…..most folk without CP couldn’t attempt it and I’m one!
    JoZarty x

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