Monday 28 September 2015

Handdrawn Baubles or ornaments with Talens Ecoline

I've made this card for the CAS colours and Sketches challenge #143
I've used Talens ecoline, a vibrant, sheer, and liquid watercolour medium, together with Winsor & Newton iridescerent medium for some glorius shimmer.

I've used a template I made by die cutting 3 circles out of some scrap paper, the same size as the card.

then traced the circles to get the bauble shape.
I've used a pointy tool to indent te paper, this makes a border the watercolour can't surpass easily and that helps to stay within the lines.
You don't have to, but I  thought I'd show how to do it in the video.
I'm lefthanded so I always work from right towards my lefthand to prevent going over wet places with my working hand.
If you're righthanded than workt from left to right.

I've used scarlet red, ultramarine deep, and light orange for my yellow (apparently ;-) thought it was the yellow lol, explains the colours I got when I mixed them hahaha, anyway worked out fine.

Also gold and white ecoline, these are opaque and quite thick, you need to stir them well.
The watercolour paper is slight smaller than a standard cardbase, I first thought I can trimm the card smaller, but opted to add a strip of glorious gold glitter paper, which I adhered on the inside of the front panel.

see my video if you want to see how I made the card.

For more information on the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge, see this

Update October 6th: I was a weekly winner! thank you CC&S!


  1. WOW! Both of your cards are stunning! You did an amazing job painting the ornaments. I loved watching your video. Thanks for sharing the tip of using the pointy tool to make an indentation. I'm so glad you shared your artwork with us at CC&S, and I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge! :)

  2. Beautiful, both cards very eyecatching.

  3. I love these! The video is awesome! You are soo creative, I enjoy watching all of your videos! You are so inspiring :)

  4. Stunning, CAS and oh so modern! Love this card. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  5. Beautifully shaded baubles! Thanks for sharing the video and for joining us at CC&S this week. Stef x

  6. These bauble cards are fantastic! I love the way you created them. Very arty and yet still beautifully CAS Thanks for playing along at CC&S