Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thanks so Much
I've been taking Online Card Classes' "Watercolor for Cardmakers" class, which started on May 5. One of the themes for the lessons is watercolor backgrounds. The second day of class, Jennifer McGuire demonstrated doing a background after masking your greeting with masking fluid or rubber cement. This card is my take on that technique.
I stamped the greeting using one from this stamp set in the center of a piece of watercolor paper I'd cut to 3.75x5", using Versafine Onyx Black ink. After the ink (finally!) dried, I applied masking fluid to the stamped portion. Once the masking fluid set up, I applied clear water over the card front with a watercolor brush.
I took 3 colors of watercolor paint in the blue/green color family and spread them over the wet part of the paper. When that dried, I felt it was a bit too pale, so I painted over it a second time, without diluting the colors quite as much. After the paper was completely dry, I rubbed the masking fluid off, revealing the greeting, surrounded by color. Talk about magic!
I double-matted the watercolor panel on 2 shades of blue cardstock, and adhered that to a standard A2 card base.