Like I mentioned in my last post I have been doing a lot more paper crafting and experimenting with new (to me) techniques. Few months ago my friend got me very interested in trying watercolor. So we tried out the on-line class Watercolor for Cardmakers. Watercolor, actually painting in general, has always seem very daunting. I have to say after taking this class I really think it is doable. I still have a lot to learn and I'm looking forward to stretching my skills by trying more intermediate techniques.
The technique used for this card is not from the card making class. I found this one on Pinterest here. I had a little trouble with getting the heat embossing right. I tried this with 4 different embossing folders and this one turned out the best.
Because of taking the on-line class I have tried a handful of different types of watercolor paint. The one I have found I like the best isn't even watercolor paint, its Distress Ink by Ranger. Since it is a water based ink it is slow drying and can be manipulated by introducing more water. I simply press the stamp pad lightly to a slick surface (I use the silicone mat by Ranger but you could use a sandwich bag) and pick up the ink with a wet paint brush and paint.
For this card I added a little sparkle to the darker center flower with the Zig Wink of Stella brush pen. LOVE this stuff. I can see now why it is so popular. I have a friend that hates glitter being brought into her house but I would have no problem giving her a card with this stuff on it. It does not shed what-so-ever.
Strathmore watercolor paper
Darcie embossing folder
WOW Fine Clear embossing powder
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Mustard Seed Distress Ink
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Sakura Koi Waterbrush, small
Zig Wink of Stella brush- glitter clear
Echo Park Simple Life clear stamp set
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink pad
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
Core'dinations cardstockIf you have always wanted to try watercolor you should do it. It's so much fun and really not that costly.
Is there a craft you have ever wanted to try but never had the courage? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear about it!
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