Inktense and Gelato backgrounds

occwater3-2Day 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.  occwater3-1For 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!!occwater3-4occwater3-3I hope you enjoyed the class as much as I did.  If you haven’t done it, I highly recommend it!!

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