- Tape the card flat on the board. Wet most of the front of the card with clean water with an Aqua-painter.
- Drop Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe into the wet areas and allow to blend and combine. Dry with heat tool if you want to speed it up.
- After the watercolor is dry, stamp the globe image and the sentiment (from PTI Love Notes) in Soft Suede.
- Die cut the "love" from Early Espresso and adhere to the card front. But be careful, make sure the ink from the stamped images is dry or it will smear. You made need to hit it with the heat tool to dry it if you are impatient, like me :)
- Open card to the inside, apply painters tape about ½" from the bottom of card, taping down to a board and creating a mask at one time.
- Apply a little water again with the Aqua-painter, then add add Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe ink, like was done on the card front.
- Allow to dry, or dry with heat tool. Remove tape. All done!
And in case you are wondering, the difference between cold press and hot press is that the hot press has a smoother finish and will take a stamped image easier. There are several other differences, but for my purposes, that is the biggest. That and it is much harder to find and the price is generally higher :)
I have taken a couple of the Watercolor for Card Makers classes through OnlineCardClasses.com and really enjoyed them, and I would like to think they have improved my skills, and that with practice, I will become much better at watercoloring!
I do believe this card is going to end up in my husband's lunch box soon :)
What do you think? Are you ready to give it a try yourself? I would love to see what you create! Post a comment with a link to your creation so we can all check it out!
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