I am still quite happily playing with my water colors. They are definitely one of my favorite mediums for creating backgrounds. It is always a mystery how they will turn out, and more often than not, they look much better dry than wet. I think I have tossed out only about 5 out of a whole bunch...and only because my color choices turned to mud when blended. Otherwise I have been happy with the results.
Below are 4 shots of the background in process. Starting from upper left to right, then bottom left to right
Then I leave it to dry. (I have my laptop on a fan, and the fan on a wire mesh stand. I stick my projects to dry under it while I move on to other things. The fan doesn't create a big breeze, but it does pull warmth from the laptop.)
Once this was dry, I added some gold Heidi Swap Color Shine. Again, just flicking the bottle end of the sprayer over the paper. Once that too was dry, I added my sentiment and heat embossed it in white. Lastly it was all layered together with a few strips of cardstock scrap and a bit of gold string.
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