Monday, February 22, 2016
A Hello Birdi-ful Card Set
I cut a heart shape out of some scrap paper and used it to trace the shape onto some Arches watercolor paper. Brandy and I have discussed her watercolor class and the recommendation that a professional grade watercolor, like Arches,
I used three primary tube watercolors to create the colors - blending to make purples and some of the darkness in the blues. All in all, I'm pleased though I think there is significant room for improvement.
Tweety Pie stamp set. I colored the images with the same watercolors, blending to create shades of red, orange and purple. I am super pleased how the birds blended to highlight the breasts of the birds. Brown was a little difficult to make, so the branches come across a little flat. Still, a fun project and a good excuse to practice my skills.
The sentiments were all stamped onto the hearts once the watercolors dried using black Archival Ink and Crimson Close to My Heart ink.
The ladies at work loved these cards, filled with small Dove chocolate hearts. A small treat in a week filled with Valentine's fun. I hope your day was special. Wishing you happy, watercolor filled crafting!