Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Watercolor Class Days 1 & 2 ~

Hey there!  I needed a quick birthday card for my step-daughter that turned 19 on the 4th of this month and thought utilizing the class I was taking would be nice and trendy for her!  One of the first videos is by Laura Bassen and uses an acrylic block, Distress inks and a mister – perfect for a quick, CAS card.
occ day1
The only problem I ran into with this was the heaviness of my paper – it’s 140# which means it can get worked a bit more without pilling.  I didn’t feel like it took the color in the same way as the sample video. 
occ day1d
    I didn’t have a Mustard Seed ink pad, but I do have the marker.  I colored the acrylic block with the marker and stamped, then Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers. 
  Her favorite color is lime green so I was trying to achieve that in the blended parts.  I ended up using a waterbrush and some extra ink to make it a bit more continuous in color.  The happy words are from Wplus9 and the birthday is from PTI.  Super simple and nice to have on hand in a variety of colors!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alyssa

2 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very Pretty card- love the dies and the watermarks you added!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Wonderful! I love this card!