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Monday, May 12, 2014

Water Color Class - Day 1 and 2

If you remember awhile back I took a stencil class and enjoyed it so much I decided to try a watercolor class. I have used watercolors in the past and I love the look so I thought this would be a great opportunity to bring those tools back out and use them plus perhaps learn new techniques which I did.

First up I have a card that you were to pool watercolors on watercolor paper and then press a stencil down to give it a bit of resist. Can I just say I failed horribly with this technique. It took three attempts and me just finally putting the stencil down and painting over it and building up excess paint which I allowed to sort of pool that finally worked for me.

This next card was to use a background stamp, ink and mist with water. I choose a math stamp that I bought in honor of my son who is kind of a math geek or rather physicist geek and figure it deserved some kind of math tie in for the sentiment.

This next card was interesting. You take a distress ink color then ink an acrylic block and mist with water before you press it down on watercolor paper. Layer other ink colors and finally splat with some water droplets. I then used the silhouette for a cut file and added a few embellies.

Will be back on Wednesday with more cards and techniques.


  1. Oh wow, Leslie, these are all awesome! Watercolors are definitely something I'd like to expand my knowledge on, especially when the results are like this! :)

  2. Oh my, Leslie! These are all amazing! You are so good at trying your hand at different types of techniques and media. Good for you! :)

  3. the rich colors on these! Gorgeous cards!

  4. Beautiful cards!
    And love your Disney card in the post below as well :)

  5. Love that watercolour card, that last one is beautiful :) They all are great, but that one is my fav!

  6. Awesome! Love the color usage. The yellow design on the first is super cool and love "live, love, happy'. It makes me smile!