In this A2 one layer card, I used my current technique obsession: watercolor. To create this card, I diagonally masked the middle of my card base with painter’s tape before stamping the feathers in 4 different dye inks. After stamping, I loaded my brush with water and painted the same dye ink colors over the feathers. For the background, I painted some teal zeal dye ink, creating shadows in some areas by painting more teal zeal. Because I’m the impatient sort, I used my heat gun to dry my card. Once it’s dry, I peeled off the painter’s tape and stamped a cross-stitch and the sentiment. I rather like how this card turned out and I’ve got a feeling I’ll be doing more watercoloring this year!
At the STAMPlorations blog, it’s STAMPS & FEATHERS this month and my card is one of the inspiration projects there. Check out the January challenge to see the awesome projects made by the rest of the STAMPlorations design team, and we’d love to have you enter your projects there!
The current challenge over at Less Is More is to pick a previous challenge. For my second entry, I went with Week #28: One Layer – Use Ink. Other challenges I’m entering this card to are One Layer Simplicity #1: Restocking the Shelves (as with my previous card, this card goes to my “any occasion” stash); CRAFT Challenge 240: Anything Goes; and Crafting by Designs: Anything Goes.
Stamps: VIGNETTE Trendy Feathers [feather, sentiment], PATCHWORK FRENZY Graphic Pentagons [cross-stitch] (STAMPlorations)
Inks: Morocco, Tangelo, Potter’s Clay, Peanut Brittle, Teal Zeal, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko/Memento)
Paper: 140-lb Cold-Press Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Other: Painter’s Tape (Scotch); Waterbrush; Spray Bottle
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