Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Shake your tail feathers ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, lol as if I could! I hope your day is going well. I am trying to shrink my two folders of inked or painted backgrounds I have created so that I have only one folder lol! I’m not using as much as my DP/PP as often I should and I’ve a huge pile of experimental papers. Here is today’s offering …
A 148mm square card
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Creative Fingers Challenge #89 Anything Goes
Tando Creative Challenge Colour challenge
The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge August Anything Goes
Inspired by the colour pallette & trying to create suitable for men cards
The background on this card was created with Brusho Watercolour Crystals but the dried paper was dark and dull so I added H2O paints to parts of the background and it now shimmers a little. I purchased a watercolour paper pad from The Works to use to create my own watercolour backgrounds and to experiment with my other wet mediums with this paper.
I will never purchase their watercolour paper again. This watercolour paper turns to paper pulp/mash and totally disintegrates if you add too much water to it. I’ve found that I get a different result with each sheet too. I know it was cheaper and I knew it wasn’t going to be the best quality but watercolour paper that won’t take much water is an issue and really annoys me!
I’ve used several of their papers and card stock before and not had an issue so I was really shocked and disgusted with the very poor quality of this one. A watercolour paper that totally disintegrates when you are working on it is not good value.
I stamped the feathers onto my usual card and then I used watercolour pencils to colour them, add water to blend. I picked the feather I liked the most and added sparkle here and there with my Sakura Sparkle pens and H2O paints. I created a lovely little air dry clay flourish (Martha Stewart mould) and once dry I coloured that with the H2O paints, it twinkles in the light when the card is moved or picked up.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Tools & Supplies
Chocolate Baroque A4 Peacock Glory stamp set
Martha Stewart silicon moulds
Paintbrushes; paint pallette; heat gun; pot of water; spray bottle of water
Crafters Companion A4 Centura Pearl Snow White Accents card for base and snippets to stamp
The Works watercolour paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Ranger Archival IP: Jet Black
H2O paints #
Collall all purpose glue; foam pads
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 7 years old