Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Few Cards and Bielo Cardstock review

Hello Friends!
I had not been so crafty last month but this month is going to be different. How could I miss so many nice lined up challenges?
So this post is for one great challenge where every participant gets a gift. I am talking about The craft shop's 3rd Birthday  challenge. All registered participants received a Bielo white cardstock as a gift.  This is a smooth "white" cardstock that works well with watercolors. I am stressing upon the white color as most of the watercolor papers that I have tried are off-white which makes layering a little tricky due to color mismatch. And so I had to give this cardstock a try.
First I stamped same image on Bielo card stock and colored it using different watercoloring mediums. I used butterfly from the Hero Arts Antique Engravings stamp set.

The first image is colored using Zig markers, the second and third using Gansai Tambi watercolors and the fourth using Staedler watercolor pencils. As you can see, the colors blend quite well. 
Then I stamped Wplus9 Ranunculus Bouquet and colored it using Zigs,added some shading using Staedler watercolor pencils and made the following card -
So watercoloring on Bielo cardstock really works and finally I found a white cardstock that can be used for watercoloring. 
Just one con. Coloring with zig markers and blending with water doesn't work well. There is no issue with Zig + Zig or Zig + watercolor pencil blending. Also if you want do some complex watercoloring go for watercolor cardstock. But Bielo is good for general watercoloring.

I am grateful to Priya for introducing me to this wonderful cardstock and setting this challenge to try out this cardstock.

I converted my butterflies into 3 card sets -
Butterfly is colored with Zig markers.
 card contains bright summer colors and hence I am submitting this card to current Paru's card making challenge - Summer.

Now the next card -
The butterflies are colored using Gansai Tambi watercolors

The butterfly is colored using staedler watercolor pencils.

The vines in the above cards is a combination of doodling and stamps from Mama Elephant - freestyle florals stamp set. The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter - Big, bold and party stamp set.

Here is a picture of all the cards together -

I have purchased a set of Bielo White cardstock from The craft Shop and will be exploring it more.
Keep watching.
Adding a card a made with Bielo card stock and distress inks.



Neha said...

Beautiful cards piyu! Zig doesn't work on many water color papers too. Wet on wet works well with it. Try distress inks too... You will love it. And stamping is so fun with it... :)

Priya Sivaraj said...

Awesome coloring!!! In love with those butterflies!!Thanks for playing with The Craft Shops 3rd Birthday Challenge!!

Paru Mahtani said...

Such awesome colouring Puiyu!!! Thanks for playing Paru's Card Making challenges!