Monday, May 4, 2015

CAS Monday: Watercolored Wish Big

Welcome to another CAS Monday! 

I have decided that I really want to perfect that watercolor splotch look for my background.  Today's card used a pre-folded watercolor base. I taped off the edges and gave the paper a good soaking! I think that is the key to really creating a nice watercolored look.  I experimented with turquoise, blue and purples to achieve this look. One think you really need to do is walk away from the card. It's not a quick process.  first add a color, swirl it in the water, let the water puddle up and then add more color.  Walk away and let it dry.  Add a second color and repeat the same process.  For a deeper color, do not add as much water.  Push the colors around with your brush. Don't be afraid to let them bleed together.  

The image and sentiment are from Keep Calm which has so many mix and match sentiments. I love the wish big sentiment with the cupcake from the set!  I wanted it to look simple, but with a hint of bling, so I added some stickler to the candle and the cupcake wrapper. 

What do you think? Is this a technique that you have tried before?  What is your favorite color combination?

all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

stamp set: Keep Calm

1 comment:

Dawn S. said...

I haven't done this with watercolour, but I have done something similar in alcohol ink. I love the colours you have chosen. It makes a beautiful card!

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