Gelatos and Watercolor Crayons with Shari Carroll
Although this is the last day of class, we will probably have a bonus day, so you’ll have to put up with me and my cards one more day!
I made two cards with the techniques she showed us.
I made my first ever shaker card using the watercolor paper and Gelatos that was sprayed with water and a stencil. I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the before that shows all the nice texture.
I used a heart die and also cut out “love you” out of gold shimmer paper.
You can see a bit of the texture on the top:
The second technique, she only made the card base, bit I made a card using Gelatos because I didn’t have watercolor crayons.
I made it into a celebratory card. I stamped a single stamp with stars and stripes, embossed it with silver embossing powder, cut out some starts with a Martha Stewart punch, and added silver stickles to the stars on the stamp. The sentiment is from Unity Stamps. I used a spellbinders die.
Well, friends, that is all the samples I have for this class. I hope we do have a bonus and I can make more watercolor cards!
Thanks for stopping by,
I’m sharing a few cards I made yesterday for the online card class. This is the second class I’ve taken and I’m loving every minute of it.
Here are the cards for day one – Using Markers
After heat embossing with gold, I used my markers directly on the watercolor paper.
The leaves on the right are the ones I practiced embossing and colored with distress markers. The image on the watercolor paper are markers on the stamp and stamping on the watercolor paper spritzed with a mist of perfect pearls. The die cut leaves were colored with distress markers on the sheet and gold mist. I also used a bit of washi tape and an old book page. The background is a background stamp. I used a distress ink pad.
My take on Kristina’s masking and adding a blue glow on the paper. I noticed after I cut the watercolor paper that it was a little off center. I still like it! The You’re so thoughtful is a Unity Stamp.
Day Two – Traditional Watercolor
Laura Bassen gave us an introduction on Peerless Watercolor. I tried several washes on watercolor paper and this is the one I liked the most. She used a beautiful layering stamp, but I didn’t have one. Instead I used the distress inks and rock-and-rolled several colors to achieve the variations. I fuzzy cut the flowers and the butterfly and used the free flowers stamp from Unity Stamps
That’s all I’ve had a chance to create.
Until next time, happy crafting!