Sunday, July 17, 2016

Watercolor of Greetings PP304

Hi all and welcome to Clean-and-Simple week at The Paper Players!  The lovely Jaydee is our hostess this week and she's challenged us to create a CAS design with watercolor:
I knew right away what I wanted to do so I got out my Aqua Painter and an assortment of inks and went to work:
This is my favorite kind of watercoloring--just swishes of color across a page.  I'm not very good at intricate, detailed watercoloring so I love this technique.  I always start out with a base layer of colors that are lighter than the colors I use as the final layer.  Here So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Pool Party made my first layer of color.  When that was dry (or after I dried it with the heat tool!) I added the second layer of deeper colors: Crushed Curry, Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay.
I die-cut the sentiment from my watercolor panel with the Greetings Thinlits.  Next, I cut several more sentiments from thick Whisper White cardstock.  I think I cut about 5 more.  Each one was glued to the next with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and lastly topped with my watercolored piece.  Once I fit the stacked sentiment in place, secured with more Fine Tip Glue, I had a dimensional sentiment that looks like it's floating on the surface.
I had so much fun, that I made another one with the same colors but oriented a diferent way.  This is the fun part about watercolor--no two are alike!
Stacked another sentiment in the same fashion...
...and finished off the inside of both using a swoosh fom the Number of Years set (coz it was laying on my desk!) and a sentiment from One Big Meaning.

I hope you enjoyed my cards today.  Be sure to check out my friends on the Design Team for some fabulous inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team

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8 comments:

Nancy said...

Very pretty watercolor process!

LeAnne said...

Oh my oh my! I LOVE this effect....definitely on my "techniques-to-try" list! Pinning it for future reference! Just lovely, I could look at it all day!

laurie said...

Awesome set of cards! Love that technique..your swishes of color are so pretty. I need to try this!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Very nice and I like the inside as much as the outside! hugs

Colleen Begley said...

So pretty, Nance! I like that floating sentiment. I'm going to have to give it a try now.

Joanne James said...

I just love this Nance - great tip about layering the colours too, I will have to try that as it is really effective and gives a lovely blend. CAS watercolouring at its best!

Claire Broadwater said...

This is CAS perfection, Nance! I just love the color palette, too! AMAZING card, My Friend!

Fongyi Goh said...

Beautiful colours in your background! I should try that too as I'm not very good at intricate colouring!