Hi everyone. Yesterday I posted two cards with a watercolour wash sunrise in the background. That wash was done wet paint on dry paper (wet on dry). Today's wash is wet on wet ... just like it sounds, wet paint on wet paper. I love how the colours of the paint flow when they hit the wet paper. I did a random design with just adding squiggles of colour and letting the water do most of the work. I also tilted my panel when it was really wet to allow the colours to run.
I started out by doing this wash on the horizontal. But when I made my card, I loved the look with the panel being vertical. It reminds me of the look of Northern Lights behind the snowy scene. I'm really happy with how this turned out. Of course, you can't go wrong with using green and turquoise together ... awesome colour combo! :)
I added two ripped white snowbanks at the bottom and a die-cut three which I embossed with flourishes. I swiped my Versamark across the top of the embossing and then heat embossed with iridescent powder. Just adds a bit of sparkle. The sentiment is stamped with silver ink and doesn't show up well in the photo, but is pretty in real life.
Edited to add: The technique I used for this background was one that I saw on YouTube (not the watercolour class that I'm taking right now). The video is by Gina Kim and it's excellent. Here's the link.
Stamps: Red Star (sentiment) Penny Black
Paper: White card base (Neehan); Watercolour Paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Phthalo Turquoise Watercolour (Winsor & Newton), Hookers Green Watercolour (Opus Essentials); Silver (Delicata)
Accessories & Tools: 1" flat brush, 5 Part Pine Die (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Musical Flourish embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Iridescent Embossing powder (Ice by Stampin' Up!), heat tool