Saturday, February 23, 2013
Busy weekend for us, but I thought I would share a card I made a while back that wasn't picked up for publication.
For the background, I used a technique I learned way back when my parents sent me to watercolor painting classes (which I loved BTW). Basically, you saturate your paper, then brush/spray/drop color onto the paper and immediately place saran wrap on top and kind of crumple it up. Leave the saran wrap on the paper until it is totally dry. What you end up with is kind of a stained glass window effect. This paper was really porous, so the lines are quite subtle, but for less absorbant papers the lines wll be more crisp.
For this card I used only two colors: Topiary and Twilight reinker (which were watered down in spray pens). Pretty cool how the color separates isn't it?
The sentiment is from an old CTMH stamp of the month. I first stamped it in black. Then I added highlights using a Faber-Castell metallic marker. I initially painted it on the stamp itself and then stamped it onto the card. Since the watercolor paper was so absorbant, I went back and retouched directly on the paper to get good coverage.
That's all for today! Hope you are enjoying the weekend!
Paper/Cardstock: Baszzill Card Shoppe - Jaw Breaker; Water Color Paper
Stamps: CTMH - Live Out Loud
Ink: CTMH - Topiary, Twilight, and Black