Friday, May 16, 2014

OCC: Watercolor for Card Makers, Day 7 & 8 Homework

I've been making a lot of pretty trash lately, attempting to do some homework for the Online Card Classes - Watercolor for Card Makers class. I greatly admire all the people who did the videos for the techniques, making it look so easy, when in real life I know it's not, and it takes a lot of practice. I'm too impatient, and I don't find water coloring relaxing like some people do. It's just not my thing.

However, I AM taking the classes and I AM practicing a little, and I've finally made a card that doesn't suk, so you get to see it.

The focus of days 7 & 8 was Faux Hand Painting. Here's my card:

I stamped the floral image in a light ink, then colored it in with Distress inks. The black dots in the flower centers were made with Distress Black Soot (keeping to the whole watercolor theme) and a tiny pointed brush. I will say the "painting outside the lines is okay" thing is quite nice. :) I almost like this one.

Astute readers will notice this image has been modified a bit. I free-hand drew the bottom right leaf because the image seemed unbalanced to me, though the designers probably new better and left it off on purpose. I also had a blue streak in the background that looked like a leaf, so I just did it. This was jumping ahead to Days 9 & 10: Watercolor Freehand. This is about as far as I'll ever take it, trust me.

I also plan to mail (yes, as in SEND) this card. Crazy idea, I know.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Leslie, this is so wonderful to look at. Your colors are perfection. WTG on the HA shout out on Twitter.

  2. You did a great job with this one. I think adding that leaf was a good idea, it does look unbalanced otherwise.


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