Sunday, July 17, 2016

In a Galaxy

In a galaxy.  Far, far away.

Sorry...that's the line of movie dialog that came to mind when I glanced at this card a minute ago!

This morning, I searched for a tutorial for making a night sky background (more like a galaxy, really).  I knew I'd seen a video by one of my favorite papercrafters, Kristina Werner.  I found THIS video tutorial on YouTube and knew I had to give it a try.

I love using water colors, but adding this much black paint to a card panel made me so uncomfortable.  This was SO far out of my comfort zone.

Here's what I eventually created...after a little experimenting.

I used almost the same colors that Kristina used, since I knew it worked for her.  Then I followed the steps she used in her video.  I had NO idea if my attempt at this technique would turn out okay...or a disaster.

Well.  I had fun playing around with these dark colors and I'm so happy with the results!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supply list -
stamps: blue skies (Lawn Fawn)
ink: versamark
card stock: white (Recollections), 140# cold press watercolor paper (Strathmore)
die: dotted die (Avery Elle)
other: Koi watercolor pocket field sketch box (Sakura), brushes, water