MIM this week with Dawn McVey and a technique she calls, Watercolored Backgrounds
with Heat Embossed Sentiments.
I love watercolors, and I love to emboss, so jumped right in.
Dawn gave us 2 ways to emboss, one with clear and the other with white powder.
I did both. The flower is first clear embossed,
then wet down the paper all around the leaves and flower,
and 'dotted' on the blue watercolor.
When dry, I selectively colored the flower, leaving white space.
Going outside the lines seems artsy to me, one thing fun about watercoloring.
Then I white embossed the sentiment.
Put it on some lined PTI paper, then my card base. (Aqua Mist card stock)
Doodlie-do and Bigger Blooms
You might have to do this a few times to get the background you like,
but it's worth it! Keep trying, and as Dawn said, you might invest in a couple
of better brushes. Michaels has them on sale once in a while, buy soft bristles for watercoloring.