Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Water colour for Card Markers - Day 1

The latest on-line card class has started.... and I'm in the class room!  So far I have watched Day 1 videos.  They arrive in my in box at 12.30ish AM! so I don't get to watch them till I get home from work and had my dinner...always behind the 8 ball for sure.  Anyway last night and after work today, I had a go doing some backgrounds.    I have some Pearlescent paints so started with them.  I tried the first technique of using some paints and then laying on a stencil.

You are amazing.

I cased Jennifer Razza's design - using a tag die I had (freebie from a magazine) and sentiments from my new favourite sets from Winnie & Walter. 

My second card used some new Kohi-i-noor watercolour paints.  I realised I did not have some plain water colour paints in a pack.  I have tubes and pearlescent ones, so popped into the Art shop that is just around from where I work and
picked up a little 24 pack of paints in a wheel for $10.  Love how it coloured my paper.

round water colours 24

Water colour background.

My photo is not the best as it is getting dark much earlier now.  The background card looks orange when in reality it is a lovely deep pink.  I added some splatters of orange and white paint and then used another Winnie & Walter sentiment.  I stamped it twice to ensure that it was really dark.   The "you" die is from Simon Says Stamp.    

Still one more sample from Day 1 to do... plus two backgrounds I've done to be made into cards, but now off to watch Day 2 videos.

If you are playing along in the classroom, hope you are having as much fun as me.


scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Dawn,
Looks great so far, the effect of watercolours is always soft and fluid, lovely cards.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous Dawn!

Barb said...

Love them both, Dawn! Beautiful watercolor work!

Betty said...

both wonderful cards, Dawn - especially like the stenciled one!

Jutta said...

Lovely backgrounds and pretty cards!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Dawn! I love the pattern you created on the first one, and how you used those fabulous bold sentiments on both cards (gotta get me some)'re doing an amazing job with your homework!

Maxine D said...

Wonderful cards Dawn - and I have just realised that the watercolours I have been using for years are the wheel ones you picked up!! (I got them at a craft fair donkey's years ago, and they have no name on the plastic - or maybe I have never looked - I love them!)

joy said...

You have done a wonderful job with these backgrounds, Dawn! I love those bold sentiments from W&W - on my wish list!!

Greta said...

2 beautiful cards, Dawn! You're really making me wish I was doing the class!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great job on your homework, Dawn! I love that stencil card and the color from the $10 paints is divine! Hugs, Darnell

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