Friday, May 9, 2014
Watercolor Background Card
Here is another card I made for my watercolor class. I made the background with distress inks and water on watercolor paper. I saturated the paper with water and light wash of ink. You then put a stencil over the top and the water is supposed to pool in the holes. I sorta did not think it had enough color so put more watered down distress ink in the holes of the stencil. I really like the muted soft background I achieved. You will have to come back and see some other cards using the same technique and stencil - how different they turned out. Unfortunately I have no idea who made the stencil - no name on it.
The stamp set is from Unity Stamps. There were butterflies in the stamp set and if you look you can see some muted stamped ones in the background. I punched out two butterflies. One I colored with the distress ink and glued down - shhh - don't tell anyone - there is a bird underneath that butterfly. The other one is punched from the cardstock of the card base. I have seen all these cards made with the image off center so I wanted to try that. I added a few pearls to the card.