Monday, April 27, 2015

The Trouble With Watercolor

I stuggle with watercolor.  I love what I see others doing, but I have not mastered this form.  I haven't even minored it.

I've been watching videos and trying different techniques.  I did a butterfly that went into the garbage.  I've done some flowers that don't even look like flowers;  they look like orange blobs on green lines.

Here is a birthday card I made for my Mom and I am actually very happy with it.



I followed some instructions that Jennifer McGuire shared in this video:
Watercoloring with Distress Markers with Jennifer McGuire

Now I used Tombow markers because those are the markers I have the best selection of.  I also tried the ironing to transfer the embossing powder to typing paper and I had no success.  I used clear embossing powder from Stampin Up.  The stamp is by Close to My Heart.  The sentiment stamp is by Avery Elle.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you try watercoloring.  I think it's one of those techniques that takes practice - just like coloring.

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Psalm 91:1  Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card for your mum.

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

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  2. Beautiful card! I've watched videos too and your card turned out fantastic. The flowers look like they are an image separate from the base. I had to look closely to see that they are part of the technique....I think??? Nicely done!

    Have a great week!
    Dee B

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  3. Hi April! That is an awesome card. I am having trouble getting inspired and so glad I came to visit you today for some inspiration. Your blog always inspires me even though I am not a card maker or stamper. Big hugs and keep on painting those cards. This one is SO pertty! Oh and I am going to go check out that line too!

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