Day 3 of the Watercolor mediums online card class was about using pencils, crayons and other mediums. I thought it would be fun to see if I could create a background with inktense pencils and a stamp. I used this triangle background stamp and colored it in with a rainbow of inktense pencils, then spritzed it with water and stamped it on the card. I really loved how this background turned out. The colors merged beautifully. For the next card I tried Gelatos. I tried to create a background like Shari Carroll, but it turned out a hot mess, so I used a stencil and colored with the gelatos and spritzed it, rubbed it with my fingers and I preferred this I was using a cold press watercolor paper, so it has tooth and you can see the grain of the paper. I think this method might be better with smoother hot press paper, but I guess it depends on your preference…
The elephant and rabbit is from a Mama Elephant stamp set called “Ella and Friends”. I colored this in with zig markers and water. The little elephant is adorable!!I hope you enjoyed the class as much as I did. If you haven’t done it, I highly recommend it!!
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Thank goodness for the online card classes. I have been struggling to get to card making lately, but I love these CLASSES. This one is the watercolor “exploring mediums”. I love watercolor – I love the loose feel and look, it’s kind of relaxing. I was inspired by Debby Hughes class (Day 1) where she colored her stamp with water color markers, then stamped it onto paper and spritzed. I love the effect, how you can make out the shape, but it’s all blurred and melted into each other.
I used the Mama Elephant “Freestyle Florals” stamp set and zig markers. To finish off the card, I mounted it on black card stock and used a thanks die cut in black and covered with wink of stella.
For the next card I did the same technique, different colors, less blues and more water. I was just trying to get a couple of leaves on the card, but I spritzed too much and you couldn’t really see the leaves, so I thought I would add more leaves and make a background instead.I wanted to add a bright colored butterfly, so I used a Stampin’ Up butterfly die cut. I watercoloured the card stock before cutting out the butterfly. I scribbled zig markers on my card stock, spritzed with water and waited for it to dry. Then I cut out the butterfly.Here’s the final card
I love how it turned out with the bright background and bright butterfly Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the class as much as I am