A friend asked me about my recent watercolor background so I decided to make a tutorial
I'm using a set of used 28 watercolor "cakes" that my friend, Lynette gave me.
I think they are made by Simbalion.
I used a brush from my stash.
I wet my brush with water and swish it on the color cake to fill my brush with rich color!
Then I paint the colors in sections.
I'm using a "watercolor textured" paper that was given to me.
I don't know the weight or brand. It is about 4.5" high and 7.5" wide.
You can see from the photos that I just just keep adding colors.
The paper curls. It's ok if the colors run together. Makes things interesting!
Normally I let the paint air dry, but I was in a hurry to finish the card, so I used my heat tool.
Here is the dried paper photographed in daylight, showing more accurate color.
The previous photos were taken with fluorescent light giving a blue cast.
I used half of my watercolor paper for my card.
Roughened the edges with a distress tool.
Here is the inside, with a layer of thinner cardstock.
with a Fiskars edge punch.
Stamps: Hero Arts, Michael Strong, PrintWorks, Tim Holtz
Inks: distress peacock feathers, broken china, squeezed lemonade
Stampin Up orchid opulence, lavender lace
Versafine black onyx
Fun fur fiber, gemstones, dimensional foam tape