Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Water Colors for Cardmakers 2014

I decided to take the Water Colors for Cardmakers class this time around since it seems to be the big thing right now.  I do not paint or watercolor so I was a little worried that my cards would not come out so nice.  I already have a few distress ink pads and markers but ended up purchasing watercolor paints and paper.  So glad I decided to try it out.  After the first two classes I got to work and found that this is so easy, and if you mess up in watercolors no one would ever notice.

This was the first card I made, well maybe second, I messed up the first one.  But I really do like the way it turned out.  I used a stamp block and placed my ink on the top portion of the block and sprayed it was a mist of water then laid it down on the watercolor paper and let the paper soak up the color.  I did the same with the rest of the colors down the page turning the last one so I could get the rounded corner on both ends.


Distress Ink-Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord,Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers
Simon Says Stamps-Big Hello die
Wink of Stella over the hello
Recollections-Card base
My Craft Spot-Sequins

Not too sure I like the way this card came out, but it works and perfect for a Guy Card.  I put down watercolor on the top portion of the card and laid a stencil over top while it was still wet.  I had to tape it down to my surface to keep it down and still until my paper dried.  I walked away and came back later to see the results.


Koi Water Colors
My Creative Time-Stitched Round Tab Arrow & Tag Dies
Heidi Swapp Spray Stencil
Simon Says Stamps-You stamp set
Recollections-Card base

On this card I used Embossing powder to get the resist effect.  My white embossing powder it a bit old and I think this card would have come out much better if my powder was newer.


Sizzix Hero Arts-Flourish Cling Rubber Stamp
White Embossing Powder
Koi Watercolors
Simon Says Stamps-Happy Die and Stamp Set
Recollections-Card base

These are my favorite and love the way they turned out.  I will definitely be using this technique often.  I used Elmer's Cement glue to mask off the stamps, then water colored over the masking. It worked perfect....


K Andrew-Pirate Tales & Fish Scales
My Creative Time: Bloom where you are planted
Koi Water colors
PaperTrey Ink: Kraft Cardstock
Recollections: Black Background

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