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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Love seeing your process, Cat, and the results are gorgeous! I love making backgrounds with many different media - there is always that surprise element that gets me excited to make more. :)
The ME sentiment was a great choice for this beauty!
thanks for sharing how you do your watercolor backgrounds - i too love seeing the end result and it's so nice to have backgrounds handy for a quick card
SO pretty! My green & purple would have blended into yuck. I have a piece of w/c paper taped to my board. Perhaps I should go play. :)
Isn't it fun to be messy?? This is such a cool card and for some reason the colors just remind me of Christmas - like blown glass.
Perfect sentiment with your beautiful background, Cat! I love the colors, the splatters you added with Color Shine, and the strip of glitter! Really beautiful card!
Love seeing how you do your backgrounds, Cat! Your card is totally gorgeous!
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