Tuesday – Day 85 – Card Swap Saran Wrap Watercolor

Lori: I am so inexperienced with watercolors! But I recently purchased the Altenew watercolor set and thought this would be a good opportunity to try these. I started with the watercolor layer using Ranger’s Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock taped to a board. I lightly drew a pencil mark in the rough area I wanted to watercolor the background. From the Altenew watercolors, I used Pink Diamond, Puffy Heart & Purple Wine. I got the cardstock super wet, and tried to lay a lot of color down, randomly splashing outside the pencil lines in a couple places. I added a little gold metallic watercolor randomly over the top, then applied a crinkled up piece of plastic wrap & left that on overnight. It appears as if the pink soaked in too much for the lines to show, so I’ll add more color if I use this technique again.   Once it was dry, I inked up the Inkadinkado wood mounted stamp #91034, Time Flies Collage, in Gina K Designs Jet Black AMalgam ink and stamped that right over my pink rectangle watercolored area. I carefully erased the pencil lines, then trimmed it down a little. I used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Sayings set for the sentiment & fussy cut it out (Actually, Devyn is my awesome fussy cutter!). I built the card with a Gina K Designs Innocent Pink base, made a layer with My Favorite Things Ripe Raspberry mat, then one from the DCWV Metallics mat stack in rose gold, then added the watercolor layer and sentiment.

Devyn: I haven’t really played with watercolor much, but after watching this video on how to do this I understood it a bit better. As I have mentioned A LOT on our blog I LOVE shimmery things, I used a shimmery watercolor palate on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I drench the whole piece of watercolor cardstock with water and very generously painted the blue for the sky and green for grass, I probably did a few coats to get it to look like this. I put a piece of plastic wrap over and didn’t touch it for 2 days(its meant to be overnight, but life happened and didn’t get the chance to touch it.) The cosmo is from Altenew Stunning Cosmos, for the stem I used Altenew dye inks Forest Glade and Evergreen for the stem, Pinkalicious and Razzleberry for the flower, Fresh Lemon and Honey Drizzle for the middle. The die cut ‘hello’ with Simply Hello from Altenew with Gina K Designs Black Onyx. I trimmed down the watercolor and did a black mat with Black Onyx and my base is Gina K Designs Bubblegum Pink.

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