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Fun with Watercolor!

I decided to branch out and give watercolor a try. I’ve always found it intimidating (mostly because I was afraid of making a HUGE mess). However, I’m happy to report that was not the case!

I started with the pigment sprinkles, an aqua painter and watercolor paper. It helps to put a few drops of water on the paper first, then tap on some sprinkles to add color. Make broad strokes across the page with the aqua painter. Just wipe the aqua painter on a paper towel a few times to clear the color from the brushes. Don’t be afraid to leave white patches or to let the colors blend together a little!

As hinted by the picture above, after the paper dried I used the punch from the floral essence bundle to create flowers. I found that the most vibrant and interesting looking flowers were created at the edges of the colors changes or where there were streaks of white.

The flowers were stamped with ink that matched the petals. The leaves behind the flowers are the same punch used on the green vellum from the perennial essence vellum cardstock. Glitter enamel dots were added to give the centers more depth.

I then cut strips of the perennial essence DSP and layered behind with gorgeous grape cardstock to create the finished look for the font of the card.

Happy crafting!

July 1-15 host code: MNJK49MF

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