HLS' June Watercolor Challenge!
Adding watercolors to your cards is so hot right now.
Beautiful background washes, wet on wet, bright bold colors, or
soft muted pastels. All give our cards that little something extra.
The challenge is Anything Goes, with an optional twist, to mask.
I usually love to incorporate the twist, but I tried a new
technique, (to me) and didn't do the twist.
My background is done with Marvy Brush Markers, but you can use
any markers that are water base.
I started with a 4 x 5 1/4" watercolor card stock, and 4 pen colors.
The colors are applied to an acrylic block, and spritzed with water.
The block is then pressed onto the card stock, to form a washed bg.
I found the technique here:
Tutorial Tuesday Watercolor Series Part I -Creating Designer Papers with Distress Inks and Distress Markers with Heidi Blankenship
Once my bg was dry, I splattered with the darker blue, purple and white paint.
My butterflies are from PTI's Life is Beautiful,
and Bitty Butterflies Coverplate.
I painted and spritzed my butterflies with various colors and iridescent sprays.
The large butterfly is die cut with vellum, and edged in silver embossing powder.
Sentiment from HLS's 'Especially For You'.
Hope you get a chance to try this technique, so much 'whammy'
for very little effort. Can't wait to try it with other colors!
Don't forget, there's a 20. GC for the winner of this challenge!