There were three techniques yesterday, but I only had the time to attempt two of them.
The first technique involved painting a pale colour wash on a piece of watercolour card and then applying a stencil until the paint was dry. Unfortunately I do not own any stencils yet (they are on my wish list), but I was determined not to let this deter me. I decided to try using an open embossing folder instead. I had no idea if this would actually work or not, but I was delighted to see that it had. I have to admit I was not overly excited by the result, but once I added a nice co-ordinating backing card, a satin ribbon, a tag, button and twine - oh and of course a bit of bling by way of a couple of co-ordinating sequins - I was actually over the moon with the end result. I would love to know what you think….
And now for the second technique - which again I didn't have the suggested resources for!! We were shown how to add some distress inks to an acrylic block, add some water and then stamp on to a piece of watercolour card. The process was repeated once the first layer had dried, first with the same colour and then working down the page, overlapping different colours. I decided to still try this technique, but since I didn't have distress inks, I just used watercolour paints.
Once the paint was completely dry, I added a black backing card, a couple of co-ordinating sentiments and of course-bling! I thought it would look great to add some crystals matching the colours of the watercolour paints. I am super happy with the end result!! I find the black backing card really brings out all the colours so much more. What do you think?
I can't wait for day two of the class being posted!! Any comments as always so very much appreciated xxx