Hello there. I know I am not posting as often as I used to but I am terribly busy at work and so have a lot less time available.
Recently I attended a couple of workshops by Ken Oliver and learnt some lovely techniques about powder watercolours.
So I tried to recreate some at home.
I started by laying down stencil on watercolour card and added tiny sprinkles of powder. I used ultramarine (my absolute favourite), sea green and lemon. I know the saying blue and green should never be seen but I love this combination as I can see the colours of the sea.
Then I spritzed water and watched the magic happen. yes I am sad like that, I get excited watching these things!
I lifted the stencil carefully and flipped it over another piece of card....but that is for another project.
I left it to dry naturally. Then I matted on navy blue card and onto a 7x7 white base card.
I stamped the sentiment in deep purple archival ink and fashioned it into a banner.
And voila' my card is ready and is winding it's way to a friend to say thank you.
I think this is such a cool technique to make a background, don't you?
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - make your own background
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - a bit o' green
CAS colours and sketches - sketch
addicted to CAS - gift