Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fiddling With a Card Idea

Last night I was fiddling with a card idea. I'd seen a video showing the watercolor technique and I LOVE watercolor and watercoloring.  The demonstrator made the technique look really simple so I thought this should be easy peasy for me to do.  WRONG!!  To start with I should have used watercolor paper but I was too lazy to get some so I used regular card stock instead.  Here was the result of a small sample:

Crummy colors, runny ink.  Miserable looking.

Second try - still on card stock (yes, I was lazy and stubborn) - a little better color choice but not very attractive.  I like the first sample better, if I had to choose - 

Next try, better but still crummy and the stamp is too low.

Final try for the night was this one -

Drippy and messy but the colors were okay.  Later this week I'll try again, this time on watercolor paper and more patience.  Maybe I'll even watch the demo video again. 

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jennifer,
    I finally got to get a chance to come and check out your blog. Love your work. It's so much fun when our hubby's can join in and support our paper addiction. lol I also just wanted to let you know that I sent our a letter to you in the mail today. Hugs. Robin