Monday, May 5, 2014


This is another card I made using a technique from Day 1 of the Online Card Class called "Watercoloring for Cardmakers". If you're interested in the class, you can check it out here!

Here's the card:
For this card, I took a 4"x5.25" piece of watercolor paper and "washed it" with clear water to allow the applied watercolors to blend more freely. Then I applied Distress Inks, mixed with water, and allowed them to "bleed" over the paper. The colors I used were Frayed Burlap and Broken China. When the colors were still wet, I layed the Memory Box "Textured Mesh" stencil over the paper and taped the edges down to hold it against the paper. The stencil kept rising in the middle, so I put an object of weight in the middle to hold the stencil flat. Once dry, I lifted the stencil and it created a really cool background affect.

I cut the Memory Box "Starry Wreath" out of a very thin wood veneer (as well as the strip across the bottom) and glued it to the card. The sentiment stamp was inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and stamped onto the watercolor background. Three silver stars were added for the final touch!

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful watercolor background, Teresa. Love these colors and the star wreath from the wood veneer.