With watercolor! This is one of my favorite cards ever…
Here’s what I’m talking about…
What a joy this was to work with. The watercolor paper was lightly sprayed with Ken Oliver’s Color Burst powder and spritzed with water for the background effect. I used the Ultramarine Blue and Pthalo Green in the lower corner and Alizarin Crimson at the top. Once the color had “burst” I sprayed on some Lemon Yellow at the center of the card.
Because I couldn’t wait for it to dry, I used the heat gun. Then stamped the flower in Memento Black. I extended the stem with a black Micron pen. I sprayed a small amount of the Pthalo Green on a palate and added water to paint the leaves and stem. While it was still wet, a bit of Lemon Yellow was added to the leaves.
To be sure I didn’t ruin this background, the MISTI was used to add the sentiment from Best Thoughts.
A little Linen Thread was added to the bottom and then this watercolor paper was added to Basic Black with Tomboy Glue and weighted until dry to be sure the paper didn’t warp and come lose.
Both layers were added to the Heavy Weight Whisper White cardstock cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
This card is so impressive in person…it’s the reaction of the Color Burst with the water and the texture of the watercolor paper. I’m in love!
Here’s your “B-ism” for today…
Oh my word…that’s funny!
Inky fingers…will make you HaPpY!