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ONLINE CARD CLASSES WATERCOLOR DAY 2

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

                                                 
Watched the videos while having my tea this morning and was so happy! Everyone is so inspiring and no work today so I can PLAY!

I did two cards today, the first I stamped and embossed in Filigree Gold PTI's largest feather in the Feathered Finery stamp set.  I wanted to try using the distress reinkers so I put a few drops of color into a palette and washed them over the paper which is a watercolor paper block by Lanaquarelle.   The paper is smoother than the Tim Holtz paper and I hadn't used it before.  I found that the distress reinkers did not blend as well as I wanted and I got a soft muted background.  I used a sentiment from the same stamp set , matted in gold and attached to a muted green paper from my stash (probably Bazzill).






For my second card I really wanted VIBRANT and I dug out my Twinkling H20's which have been ignored lately and selected Mediterranean Blue, Douglas Fir, Mystic Blue and Lime Squeeze.  I used the same stamp set from PTI and decided to emboss in clear on the same watercolor paper block.  When using the H20's I use a dropper to put a few drops of water in each pot and let it sit for a minute.  With the paper wet I applied the paint.  Wow, I was much happier with the result.  The colors blended beautifully and they had that wonderful sheen.  I stamped with an AmyR sentiment from her Elegant Greeting set.  A note about watercolor blocks.  They resolve a lot of problems with paper warping but it is (for me anyway) hard to get the paper off the block.  You have to insert a craft knife or spatula tool to separate the paper from the block.  Then it is easy to pull off and easy to get the little bits of glue off.  I matted on PTI topical teal cardstock and then onto PTI heavyweight white cardstock.  The little drippage on the upper right corner makes me a little crazy so I am trying to ignore it.


ONLINE CARD CLASSES WATERCOLOR DAY 2 PAPERTREYINK

ONLINE CARD CLASSES WATERCOLOR DAY 2 PAPERTREYINK
I just love the shimmer and the clarity of these colors!



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3 comments

  1. Loving the feathers!! Beautiful cards!!!

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  2. I love this cards, the backgrounds you have created using the techniques from class are really beautiful! :)

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  3. Gorgeous cards - love them both!

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