Friday, 17 May 2013

Aqua Painter Sympathy with an old favourite

I was asked to do a sympathy card which is always hard. Pocket Silhouettes (sadly retired) is an old faithful and didn't let me down today. I used Watercolour Paper which gives such a nice finish and stamped the first layer of leaves in Not Quite Navy. after each colour addition I used the aqua painter to blend the colours and give some depth. Other layers of plants are in Certainly Celery and the last in Old Olive. the sky is done using Bashful Blue and More Mustard for the golden glow. One tip I learned a long time ago is to use the markers and draw a patch of ink on the surface of the clear-mount blocks and pick the colour up from here with the aqua painter. The little butterfly is from an old Sale a Bration Set and is bashful blue with Not Quite Navy marker added just around the edge (sort of rock and roll technique). The watercolour panel is then mounted on Not Quite Navy cardstock and sits flat on the Naturals Ivory Card. The sentiment is from Loving Thoughts. ...And of course the inside is decorated. I used a thin strip trimmed from the finished panel and some torn not quite navy card (sorry the photo is not straight).
The spare panel I did at the same time came in handy for another card which uses Marina Mist Polka Dot DSP and Not Quite Navy card for the mats. I used the Always Artichoke marker too and while I didn't use any sentiment the card is scored both horizontally and vertically using the Score Board., and has a bow and a touch of silver bling. Thanks for looking, Liz

I have another aqua painted sample for tomorrow.

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