Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Dragonfly Watercolor Technique #6

Here's the final card we made in my Watercolor pencil techniques class today!  I thought this up as I was contemplating the whole overarching topic of water added to color on paper. It seems pretty obvious when you put it like that. Color watercolor paper with watercolor pencils, then spritz with water and see what happens!  Here's the card:


This technique will give a unique effect every time because of the placement and amount of coloring (density) and the amount of water spritzed on and how long it's allowed to stay there... all the way until it dries or dabbed off with a paper towel.  I chose 4 complimenting color pencils and colored the entire surface of my water color paper. I then spritzed it with water, as lightly as possible and watched it bleed a little, then dabbed with a paper towel. I wanted to not let the colors run into each other too much. When this paper was dry, I stamped the dragonflies and sentiments on...It's really a pretty card and makes you feel like you actually made your own paper!

I hope you will give some of these techniques a try and purchase your own set of watercolor pencils for your coloring fun and imagination.

That's it for this week!  I'll be back next week and the subject will be LOVE... i.e. Valentines!
Have a great weekend!
Sarah

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