Friday, June 27, 2014

Bold and Beautiful

Today's card was done using a technique that I learned from a class I took -  Watercoloring for Cardmakers Class. They call it Masking with Watercolor. I totally recommend this class! It's SUPER fun...but you gotta practice. I wouldn't say practice makes perfect...but practice so you don't end up with a trash can full of rejects! Ask me how I know ;)

A little story behind the creation of this card...

I decided on the stamps and colors for my card - then jumped right in to create the perfect masterpiece. first attempt...the stamping was great...but the watercoloring...hummmm. Into the trash it went! If I had used Halloween would have been perfect! hahahaha! Yeaaah...can we say candy corn!?!  Let's try that again -----

I really can't get enough of this stamp set - Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy - Poppies and Daisies from Crafter's Companion. I've created several different projects with it...and the ideas just keep coming!

I stamped the daisies on watercolor paper and then painted over them with a liquid masking product. When the masking was dry, I did a vibrant color wash. After the paint dried, I peeled off the masking. The results are STUNNING!

The entire panel is mounted on a white card base with foam adhesive. Success! Maybe my next card will have pumpkins and spiders on it...

Have a creative Friday!

Crafter's Companion Stamp Sets -  Sheena A Little Bit Sketchy - Poppies and Daisies
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Watercolor Paints
Liquid Frisket
Foam Adhesive
A Muse Studio Black Pearl Stickers

1 comment:

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous card Lori! I love the gradient effect and that stamp is great. I need to try that liquid masking technique.