Wednesday, May 28, 2014
More Watercolor Backgrounds
I am a sucker for tree stamps. I have several (several) in my collection. This stamp is from Penny Black. I use tree stamps for Sympathy cards. They seem to be so peaceful.
When I saw the weekly challenge at The Friday Mashup to make a card using a tree, or embossing or both together. I chose to just do the tree. This is a very simple card. The background was made using a stencil. You lay down colors and then put your stencil over the top and let the inks pool in the stencil holes. I help it along by adding more ink in the holes of the stencil. Every time you make this background it turns out different. I have several cards in the last couple weeks using this same stencil.
I like how the tree looks but yet I don't like how the tree looks. Isn't that a strange thing to say. I like how it is soft and muted but yet I don't like that it is not crisp. Some of that is stamping on watercolor paper. I also wanted to use grey ink so it would be softer.
Well back to doing something. Had my yearly eye exam today so I could not go back to work since it is important to see. I came home and took a nap.
Everyone have a good Wednesday.