My card today is a watercolor card gone very wrong yet right!
Today is Day #2 of the Stamping Sisters winter mini card camp
and our teacher for today's tutorial is Darlene!
Our 'camp class schedule' is:
She has a beautiful watercolor technique using the popular
Lovely As A Tree by Stampin' Up
and asked us to use that stamp set plus any watercolors.
I'll show you my completed card first
and then let you know what I discoverd that was good ....
and perhaps not so good! :)
I started with using a heavyweight #140 watercolor paper
and my Altenew half pans watercolors.
I also temporarily unmounted the tree stamp I was working with
to get a better fit in my MISTI.
I watercolored a background and then stamped and woah ....
it was an absolute train wreck!
I had a beautiful watercolor background but as soon as I stamped,
they were wonky and didn't line up.
So that did not work for me :/
I switched gears and stamped first, watercolored second.
I stamped the top forest 7 times (my lucky number!) and
I knew I was going to have the bottom half as a reflection
so I purposely stamped it off on a scrap paper
and then stamped it down for the lightest image.
Even though I heat set the image,
once I started watercoloring, the black ink started to react
to the watercolors and started to smear *gasp!*
So the neon greenish-yellowish color?
I didn't paint that!
It was a direct reaction to the ink and the navy blue watercolors
but I absolutely loved the effect ~
it reminded me kinda sorta of the Aurora Borealis.
And that's my card for today!
Thank you, Darlene, for your beautiful tutorial!
I'll be back tomorrow with my class ~ stay tuned!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!