My Online Watercolor Class has finally started and as luck would have it--I've been pretty busy! I found some time to watch some of the technique videos last night and then tried a couple of them this morning before running to work. I was some other pieces drying at home and hope to work on some other projects tonight. For this card, I tried a technique shown by Laura Bassen that used Tim Holtz Distress Inks, a water mister and an acrylic block to create this watercolor background. No paints or brushes needed! I ended up with a background that was a little crooked on my watercolor paper so I ended up trimming the piece (a little shorter then I originally intended) and mounted it onto a piece of Old Olive card stock using foam tape. I added the sentiment by using a combination of a stacked diecut and stamped image I heat embossed in white. I'm not loving this on the Olive background, but I wasn't loving it on white either so maybe I'll try yellow. I kinda botched up the olive ink and that stripe ended up being a lot narrower than I intended so I thought the olive cardstock would be a good choice, but as I'm looking at the picture I'm thinking maybe yellow would be a good option. We'll see! I'm so excited about this class and can't wait to see what else I learn.
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