Watercoloring seems to be all the rage right now in cardmaking. I am going to take the upcoming Watercolor for Cardmakers class and have started collecting some supplies and thought I would try creating a simple background for a card. I Googled 'watercolor summer sky' and found this image that I really liked so I used it as an inspiration point for my own background. My Stamping Fairy Godmother sent me some Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock which I misted with some water before I began painting. I put the yellow down first, then added the greens and then several shades of blue. I was working with my new watercolor set and really wasn't too sure what the colors looked like so I just had fun experimenting. The watercolor set was one that I had seen on Kristina Werner's blog--fortunately, I found it at Hobby Lobby and was able to use a 40% off coupon. It is very small and compact and I like that it has a variety of colors (24) since I am a novice who would probably struggle mixing my own colors to get the shades I would like. Hopefully, I will learn a little more about that in the Watercolor class. Drying the finished piece was time-consuming but I did use my heat tool to speed things up a bit. Because the paper did warp slightly, I used my iron to smooth it out a bit. I then stamped the sentiment from an Ali Edwards set (thanks, Ann!) using Versafine Onyx Black and then trimmed the edges and mounted it onto a white base using foam tape. I opted for the tape so that I could get better coverage to help make sure the paper stayed flat on the card front. Unfortunately, I stuck the paper down a little too low but I didn't want to risk ruining the watercolored piece if I tried pulling it back off of the base so I left it where it was. Overall, I'm quite pleased with how this card came together and I cannot wait to start the watercolor class to learn more!
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