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Fri 13

Watercolor Anyone?


Good Morning Crafty Friends!

   There are so many things to look forward to in the next few days, weeks and months.  I am most excited to play and experiment with a new set of watercolor paints that just arrived.  Today's card is one of several I made with my new paints and Memory Box dies.  

Hello Tanglewood

 Since I like the "ombre" effect I painted multiple bands of color, graduating and blending blue/green/yellows. This effect does not require drying time before moving on to the next color---in fact, it's important to keep the paper wet and allow the colors to "run".

Hello WatercolorI'm using 140 lb cold press watercolor paper taped onto a clear clip board (any hard, waterproof surface will do).  Low tack painters tape holds the paper in place and prevents it from warping when wet.

I brushed clean water onto the paper then added the colors letting them blend and flow together. Watching the colors travel via the wet paper and other wet paint is fascinating--I couldn't duplicate the same outcome even if I wanted to--each time it turns out different.  My particular paints contain gouache which produces a more intense and opaque result even when the paper dries.  

Once the paper dried I adhered the Tanglewood Frame die cut, trimmed away the excess paper and layered it onto the base card.  

Watercolor Overlay

The bright red/orange/yellow butterflies were also watercolored and layered onto the card.  Nothing is safe from my watercoloring obsession these days---if it's not moving, I'll paint it with the new watercolors!Hello Tanglewood

This technique is a great one to try especially if you're new to watercoloring, and it goes well with your die cuts.  

  • 30010 Oh Hello Again
  • 99095 Cascadia Trio
  • 99098 Leavenworth Butterfly Trio
  • 99009 Tanlewood Frame 

As for the coming weeks and months...there's Spring, Summer and a bit of traveling for me. I'm excited to be teaching Memory Box classes in some awesome stores --more details to come!

Happy Friday!



Beautiful card, Jenny! Love the watercolor effect with the dies.

Très belle carte! Bises

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