I love the idea of a CAS challenge featuring specific techniques. For this first challenge for CAS Mix UP's March the challenge graphic is:
There is a long list of techniques for the your choice portion of the challenge. I am choosing gold splatters (spattering) for my choice.
I added some gold spatters with Heidi Swapp's gold color shine spray. The hardest part of this is waiting for it to dry. My laptop rests on a cooling fan pad. I often will raise up the front of it and slide my project under it. Faster than air drying, no warping like heat tool drying. The sentiment was added last. I made a bit of a mistake with the a happy, it was originally stamped in black, but it got lost in the flower and I didn't know if I could outline in white (a la Kelly Latevola) would work on top of watercolors. So I white embossed it on black and glued it over my mistake. I like it better with the black strip! Win Win. Since I have the spatters, I felt no need for sequins or bling. The watercolor panel was trimmed to fit inside an A2 card base.
I decided to make a little collage of the process while I waited for it to dry. When I used watercolor paper, my most favorite card stock for the card base is Oatmeal by WPlus9. It has soft flecks on it and goes well with the color and texture of the watercolor paper(canson xl). Stamps were all by Winnie and Walter.
|I cut two masks from printer paper. No adhesive was to the back since no blending was done over the top of the masks. They sat flat very well. This considerably shortens the time to create the card front.|
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