Thursday, August 5, 2010

Water Color Paper

I came up with an idea for a card and decided to stamp the image on water color paper so that I could vary the color. I'm fairly pleased with the end result but have to ask myself, "What were you thinking?". Why did I ask myself this? Because I had INTENDED to glue the layout in a slightly different manner. The two strips of DSP behind the frog should be equidistant from the top and bottom of the card and the ribbon should be right in the middle. In other words, I wanted the layout to be in total symmetry. Oh well. I'll do it better next time.

Here's what I used to make this card:
  • Really Rust paper
  • Mellow Moss paper
  • Very Vanilla paper
  • Juntos DSP
  • Really Rust stamp pad ink
  • Mellow Moss stamp pad ink
  • Creamy Caramel ink
  • Water Color paper
  • Really Rust Taffeta ribbon
  • Mellow Moss Velveteen ribbon
  • Unfrogettable stamp set
  • Aquapainter
I stamped the images in Mellow Moss and then used an aquapainter and ink in the lid of the stamp pads to color in the frog, snail, and flower. I backed the Juntos DSP and the water color paper with Mellow Moss and attached them to the Really Rust card. Because the card is dark, I lined the inside with Very Vanilla. I cut and glued the Mellow Moss ribbon on top of the Really Rust ribbon, attached it to the card, and tied it in a knot.

If you click on the card you can see how water color paper lets you play with color intensity and shading


1 comment:

Kelli said...

I think water coloring is amazing. I'm not there yet but one day I'll have to really give it a try. Cute card!