I'm rewarding myself for having finished the first draft of my novella by spending the day playing with the Online Card Class: Watercolor for Card Makers. I'm on Days 3 and 4. I used the technique where you put watercolor onto an acrylic block, spritz it, and then put your stamp into the pool of blended colors. I am also entering this in CASual Fridays: Three Thirds challenge since I used three colors (CTMH Hollyhock, Gypsy, and Honey), and Less is More: Flowers.
I liked this technique because it allowed me to get a double bang for my buck. The flower and the background were both created using the same pool of blended colors from my block. Plus, it allowed me to put a dot of Honey ink in the center of the flower. To create even more Honey color there, I went back over it using the Bokah technique where I used a pencil eraser.
It doesn't show up in the photo, but I spritzed my acrylic block with glimmer mist. The background and flower have a subtle shimmer that is really beautiful. The sewing wasn't difficult, but it was time-consuming. It was my favorite part of the example card, though, and I think it was worth the effort.
I am thrilled to have a technique to use with this particular stamp. It's an old one from CTMH that hasn't seen much use.
Off to play even more, so don't be surprised if there is a second post--maybe even a third--that shows up today.
Until next time,