I’m having a blast this week! Despite mixing up eye makeup remover and nail polish (I had my glasses off, couldn’t read the label). Fortunately, my stamp cleaner is stored in the craft room and not in the bathroom, so further catastrophe was avoided.
Before I tried this exciting experiment, I did some pure water coloring. Like, only “real” watercolors. I was a bit apprehensive, since I am not really good with just watercolors, but hey – if we never go outside our comfort zone, we’ll never learn anything new, right?
I had this beautiful image from Tiddly Inks forever and since there a few challenges where it fits, I decided to finally give it a go. I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi colors, and tried to work in layers so I could create washes of color. Not terribly happy about the results, it’s neither intense enough nor watercolor-y enough. I guess I might be better off to stick with Inktense Pencils or any markers that can be diluted with water.
To keep it clean and simple, I only mounted the watercolor card stock on a white card base and stamped a striped border with Clearly Besotted Stamps and Navy Hero Arts. Well, and of course I had to add a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins for sparkle into the mix.
I’m sending this card off to the following challenges: Addicted To Stamps and More is asking for anything made with markers or painted; CASology is asking for “Aquatic”, and Crazy 4 Challenges actually wants to see “Lighthouses”. Boo-ya!
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have another video for you tomorrow.