Hello everyone!! Today, I have a very colourful card to share, it is for this week’s Play Date Café Challenge and for the Inspiration Journal April challenge to use watercolour techniques. Here’s the PDCC inspiration file:
And my colourful card:
I played around with some watercolours and different resist techniques and thought that a white wax crayon might work well together with a dry embossed paper, rubbing the crayon on the embossed parts before painting. I thought the result was pretty cool, lots of texture. I’ll do a tutorial on this another day, totally forgot to take step-by-step photos as I was busy with the backgrounds (I made a whole bunch). I mixed up the right shade of pink in watercolour paint and painted it rather unevenly on the embossed watercolour paper, letting the paint pool in some areas.
A length of tissue paper was coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain and dried with a heat gun. Then I made a flower in the same way as Tim did during 12 tags of Christmas, here is a link. The flourishes were cut from grungeboard, painted white and then coated with glossy accents and orange glitter. I’ve loved using the Tattered Banners for my sentiments lately. I often stamp my sentiments on just a strip of paper, and the banners add a bit more fun to that.
A close-up of the flower:
And of of the wax resist:
Thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous week!
Supplies: Hero Arts Thoughtful Messages CL184; Sizzix Botanicals embossing folder, Mini Flourish Movers & Shapers, Tattered Banners Sizzlits; Distress Stain Spiced Marmalade; Tim Holtz terminology tissue wrap; grungeboard; Daler & Rowney watercolour paint; white wax crayon; Making Memories glitter.