Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Waiting for the paint to dry

I am in another card class this week, watercolor. The beginning classes are concentrating on backgrounds. I love the rainbow effect and how it looks as backgrounds.

For this card I used distress ink on watercolor paper to get the graduated color. I let it dry overnight, then mounted it on a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock with lots of tape runner to make it lie flat. Then mounted that on a purple bazzill card base.

The balloons were cut on my cameo, outlined with a micron pen then lightly shaded with the coordinating inks on daubers. I used the fiskars sentiment in color box purple on white cardstock and cut to a banner. Then adhered it to anchor the balloon strings so they wouldn't sail away.

Yesterday I had attempted to use water color paints and stencil. I didn't have the patience to wait for it to dry on it's own, so it was not quite so successful. Looks like it's raining in my birthday.. Not a very happy thought.

But now I am getting the hang of it. Paint... Leave it alone.. Do something else, come back later.


  1. Love those balloons with the rainbow of colors! It looks great!

  2. Neat idea to use the rainbow colours in the background and then in the balloons, very cool

  3. Oh my gosh, Celise....I clicked on the balloon card up above and was brought to your Flickr photostream....I feel like I hit the jackpot!!! I have a favorites folder on my bookmark bar for "photo galleries"...and your photostream is now in it! I love all of your creations!