Monday, September 21, 2015

Watercolor for Card Makers - Online Card Class

I decided to join the folks at Online Card Classes in a recent offering of Watercolor for Card Makers.  It's not to late to join the fun.  Check them out at the link.  This first specimen is a good technique shared by Jennifer Mcguire.  By embossing the image, it creates a lovely edge within which to confine the watercolor.    I applied Distress Markers to the page and then used a brush and some water to move the color around in the image.

This is a color study looking at the different colors and how they move on the watercolor paper.  I used Canson cold press watercolor paper  and am not  very happy how this paper works.  There is a fair amout of pilling.

I used some drawing gum to mask the heart shape and color the pink on the outside of the heart.  Then I removed the drawing gum by gently rubbing the gum off the paper and colored the center with blue.  Definitely going to put this drawing gum to use.

This is my favorite technique for today.  I applied the Distress Marker to the stamp, stamped the image and then used a brush with water to move the color around.  These turned out very nice and I want to give this a go again for sure.

I'll probably use these for cards in the future.  I'll try to post them if I do.  Have a great night and I'll see you tomorrow for a very special post.


  1. Sweet! I love watercolor and I am off to see the online class! Thanks for the link!

  2. very pretty. i am loving the class. love your gold embossed pumpkins.

  3. Thanks for sharing all the details. Love those leaves! TFS

  4. Love this technique too! Great results on the leaves!


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