Saturday, August 22, 2015

Weekly Christmas Card Promise #3

Oh I could hardly wait to work on the cards for this week's Christmas Card Promise... I knew I wanted to use some new stuff! And decided to try to copy the card on page 12 of the Holiday catalog.
It's the one in blue with the white houses... I tried it the less messy way first with my Aqua Painter, ink from ink pad and water in spritzer bottle.

BUT it came out a little to light for my liking. So I pulled out the heavier "guns". The re-inker bottle, water in an open container and a paint brush.  Here is my messy area:

AND I think the outcome is lots more vibrant!

I think it also makes a difference if you let the backgrounds air dry and don't use the heat gun. The heat gun seemed to suck the color out of it and I had to go back and paint more over it... So if you are trying your hand in the watercolor background, don't rush it. Make the backgrounds, walk away... fix a cup of coffee and a glass of wine depending what time of day it is... and let them dry... then come back and continue with the rest of the card.

Of course I had to make some slight changes as I don't have the star border punch to make the little star confetti... BUT that's the great thing, you can still copy a card from the catalog and substitute items!

Anyways, I had LOTS of fun making those cards today and feel like a real artist, I have the hands to proof it:

And here is the proof that I made 4 cards today!

And this will make my count of cards go up to 12! YAY

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