It is Wednesday again...and it seems to be the only day I can actually get a post written (unless it is my turn for Design Team) I attribute this to the marvelous Julia Dunnit and her desk hopping link party. Click HERE to check out desks across the world! So today I am not going to show you my desk since its cleaned off and boring now. But I will show you what I was doing that made it so crazy I felt I had to clean it:)
It all started with this... a new Sakura Watercolor Field Sketchbox. (not advertising..just being helpful) I bought this from Amazon with some money I got from selling a painting. I wanted to try it out as soon as the box got here! Of course I had to be a tiny bit patient until I had time on Tuesday :)
First I made a color chart so I could see what I had for colors. Then I started making a few backgrounds on some 140 pd watercolor paper cut into 5" X 3 3/4" pieces. I made a very wet paper and used a wet brush to apply a couple colors and let them blend a bit.
Well, that was fun and I ended up making 5 of them before I stopped myself. You see I have this problem of needing to FINISH a thing...and I didn't want a bunch of random pieces laying about the studio (not saying there are not A LOT of random piece laying about!)
So, I let them dry and decided to make them into card layer using a technique I learned ages ago..but maybe you haven't seen yet. It is simple but really cool. All you need is a piece of acetate or cardstock with different sized holes punched in it...and some white ink or gesso. Oh, and a sponge to stencil with.
With the watercolored paper completely dry,... start with the biggest circle and sponge the white lightly through it. Repeat to make an odd number. Move to the next size down circle and over lap the other circles making the color slightly more concentrated. Then the next size down and so on. For my smallest ones I just used a sponge dauber and pressed down hard. You can do this technique with squares, starts, hearts, anything as long as you have graduated sizes. It is a pretty cool background!
So I went through 3 of the pieces using the white...then got bored. My next one was using blue for the 2 larger circles and then a metallic copper for the smaller ones. Then I did one with bright green for the larger and bright blue for the smaller.
Now the reason I really wanted to make cards and not something else with my pieces of watercolored and sponged backgrounds is because I got a NEW stamp set and the matching dies! Spending more of the money I earned selling my art :) The stamps and dies are from a company called W plus 9, but I bought them from my friend Heather at the Kraaft Shaak Shop. (Here is the link if you are interested)
So here are my cards all made with the same set and dies called 'Dream Weaver'.
And here are a couple others I made with the same set and dies :)
I hope you had fun perusing my post. If you did..give me a comment below :)