Hello Everyone,I am back with a simple tent fold card. I was trying my hand at water colour painting. It’s something that I’ve really wanted to get into but it just seemed so messy or disorganized. Over the years I’ve tried water colouring with Stampin’ UP! Ink pads, Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I have to say, not a big fan of the water colouring using water colour paints at all! And the use of water in an open container in my craft space is not a good thing for my mind. More than likely, the water will get spilled and everything in the vicinity will be ruined! If it’s not due to my tremors, it will be because I’m as graceful as a bull in a China Shop…lol. I see a lot crafters and artist using the water colour paints and they make it look so easy. I purchased some Michaels (Artist Loft) inexpensive water colour paints to give it one more try. They were on sale for $5, so I bought the regular water colour paints as well as the shimmer (never even used the shimmer, I am sooooo over the paints period). I thought if I don’t like them (and I did not), I haven’t loss that much and I could always donate them. I like to blend colours and even with the 18 colours that come in the paint set, it just was not working in my mind. It could be that I had already shut it out before I got started. I think I was more focused on the messiness, spilling water, over saturating the paper, getting those paper fibers, etc. I used some paper from the Bee Paper Company. The package says Heavyweight Vellum Drawing, 90lbs (g/m2). I saw a YouTube video and someone used this paper to do their water colouring. For my project the paper held up pretty well. I forgot to weight the paper down to get rid of the buckling after it dried, so I had a little difficulty getting it down on the patterned paper and you can feel a little of the buckling on the finished card. I used one of the Gorjuss Girl stamps, #9-You Have My Heart. It turned out okay but the water paints are just is not for me. I did however, finish the image and the back ground and did not want to waste the effort so I turned it into a card. The greeting and the sentiment are from the Mama Elephant Scripty Birthday stamp set. The card base is some old DCWV textured card stock, the patterned paper is also extremely old paper from ColorBok (8x8 paper pack) called Antique Paperie, and I used a piece of white card stock for the inside sentiment panel, and I used a Copic Liner Pen to ground the image. The finished card size is 5 ½ x 5 ¾ inches. Again, not a fan of the water coloured paints but I thought I would share my experience and the end product of my feeble attempt at water colouring using paints. You can purchase Mama Elephant at Simon SaysStamp or on the Mama Elephant website You canjust about purchase a Gorjuss Girl stamp anywhere now but here is the official site for Santoro London (makers of Gorjuss Girl).
Til’ next time, Joyce