Hi everyone. I started an on-line watercolouring class yesterday. I'm learning all about watercolour paints, brush strokes, etc. Up until now, I have been mostly using different inks to watercolour, so this is a new experience for me. I did one watercolour wash card using peerless watercolours about a year ago, and it turned out wonderfully. I'm now think it was beginner's luck. :) Watercolouring takes lots of practice to learn how to control your brush strokes, how much water versus pigment to use, etc.
I'm sharing my first card I made. You can see that I don't have a very steady hand at this yet, but hoping with practice I will get better. I really did enjoy making this card. It is a very similar design to the example card from the course, and not my usual CAS style, but I'm happy with how it turned out.
I also received my latest STAMPlorations order in the mail yesterday - YAY! And used one of my new sets to create the sentiment banner. It's heat embossed in white onto a torn piece of vellum. I then I coloured in the Happy on the back of the vellum using a copic marker.
I did make a second card front with the same design, using more muted tones by adding higher water ratio than this card. I hope to make it into a card later today and share with you.
Stamps: Big Greetings (STAMPlorations)
Paper: White card base (Neenah); Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Vellum
Ink: Watercolour Tube paints (New Gamboge, Alizarin Crimson - Winsor & Newton); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: 1/2" square tip brush, white embossing powder, heat tool; copic marker Garnet; sequins