I'm just popping in for a quick post. I was on Etsy last night to finish up some business. Just before logging off, I decided to take a quick look around. The watercolor painting, below, caught my eye right away. HERE is the link. I'm usually not so interested in abstract designs. But this immediately made me think "I could do that on a card."
I love the soft, blurred look of the colors running together.
I pulled out a small piece of watercolor paper and went to work with a few SU watercolor crayons and an aqua brush (also Stampin' Up!). I just swiped the aquabrush across the tip of the crayon, then randomly painted across the paper. Afterward, I sprayed the painted paper with some Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist. At first I thought that the colors blurred too much. But decided to wait until it dried, then take another look. I really liked the effect! So I die cut it and mounted it with white and yellow card stock.
This is the final result...
|If you look very, very closely you might be able to see a little of the shimmer.|
What do you think? I'd love to know.
card stock: daffodil delight (SU), watercolor paper
ink: basic gray (SU), two gray and one yellow watercolor crayons (SU)
stamps: happy trails (PTI)other: aquapainter (SU), large deckled rectangle die (Spellbinders), pearl glimmer mist (Tattered Angels)