Working in watercolors is something I do often. There are stacks of watercolor paper with my favorite color combinations and techniques.
Sometimes I’ll take a whole morning or day and just work creating panels of color and then let them dry to be used later.
And that’s exactly what happened today. The air felt different this morning. I know it’s still August and summer, but there is change in the air. Which prompted me to pull out this color panel and make this autumn card for you today…
This panel had water droplets and salt added while wet.
See the interesting patterns created?
The entire front panel is raised with Adhesive Strips.
And this beautiful leaf was cut with the framelit from Seasonal Layers and the same color panel.
If you have watercolors, I hope you will be inspired to get them out and play with them. And if you don’t, try some of these techniques with your reinkers.
Either way, here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…
- Paper: Thick Whisper White, Water Color Paper
- Ink: Archival Basic Black
- Stamps: Feathered Together (sentiment)
- Tools ‘N Embellishments: Watercolors (or reinker), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Framelits, Water color brush, salt, Strip Adhesive
- The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
- The Water Color paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″. Add sentiment at lower left corner in Archival Basic Black ink. Then attach to card front with Strip Adhesive.
- Color your water color paper panel with water to dampen, then drop colors and let them bloom and travel on your paper. You can always add water to your brush and move the color more if you want. While wet add clean drops of water then sprinkle with salt. Let dry completely.
- Decide on the size of your square and pick framelits to cut your “frame” from water color paper. Cut square from dried color panel with largest square. Add “frame” to color panel with multipurpose glue. Add art piece to card front with multipurpose glue.
- Cut leaf from same color panel and add to card front over frame with mini dimensional.
- Inside a strip from same color panel is added with multipurpose glue.
Isn’t that easy? And this is a dramatic card in person which is always hard to capture in a photo.
Many of you know that my daughter and son-in-love are stationed in South Korea and have been there for the last 2-1/2 years. Sweetums and I will be picking her up at the Norfolk, VA, airport this time next week! We will be relieved to have her home and will continue to wait for SIL until the end of September. While she says this has been a wonderful cultural experience of a lifetime, the current uncertainty with North Korea and China have ended this trip on a sour note. Pray for all those who will remain in this chaotic state that common sense and calm reasoning will prevail.
Here’s your “B-ism” for today…
Stay inky…be HaPpY!