So you all know how much I love watercolor! I was so excited to see a new Online Card Class pop up on Watercolor for Card Makers: Intermediate Techniques. I signed up right away! Class started earlier this week, and I have to say that this class is my favorite so far. I've learned so much!
Laura Bassen is a guest artist for the class and she did a bonus video on watercolor resist. Now, I am no LB, but I had a blast playing around with her technique!
I started off by heat embossing the MFT Sweater Stitch background on a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper with clear embossing powder. Then, I used the Lawn Fawn Hearts Stackables and Stitched Hearts Stackables dies to create a random scattering of watercolor hearts all over the card front. Since the dies are outline dies, and the center is open, it is easy to paint inside them. I used several different colors of distress ink and did the wet on dry watercolor technique to fill in the hearts. For the added interest, I added some paint spatters by tapping my wet paint brush over the panel to spatter the ink. When they were dry, I diecut the panel with the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies. Then, using the Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Heart die, I added a dark grey heart as a frame to the heart that I wanted to be the main focus on the card. I diecut a bright pink heart, stamped a sentiment from the Avery Elle Hogs and Kisses stamp set, and popped it up inside the framed out heart. Then, using the smallest heart from the Hearts Stackables, I cut tiny hearts to coordinate with a few of the watercolored hearts. I added some details with a white gel pen, and popped them up with foam tape before popping the entire panel up on a white card base.
I can't wait to play some more! That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies are listed and linked above :)