Wednesday, November 18, 2015

H2H Challenges: Watercolors

At my card class Sunday, we played with our new watercolors a little bit, which was just in time for the Heart2Heart watercolor challenge.  I knew that I wanted to use watercolor paint to create fall leaves.  (BTW, I told my class participants that I am in no way a watercolor expert!  In fact, my first attempt looked like something a kindergartner would have made- or maybe not even that good.)  Here is my card:

To create the leaves, I began with a watercolor wash on a sheet of 12"x12" watercolor paper.  Be sure to wet the paper (in small areas) with water before adding the paint.  That will help the colors run and blend to make unique patterns.  After it dried, I splattered the eggplant and cocoa paint colors on the piece.  Finally, I cut out leaves with the CTMH/Cricut Artistry cartridge.
Here's a close up of the card panel.  I splattered the sentiment panel with watercolors and outlined the leaf cut with my journaling pen to give it more definition.
I can't wait to try this with other colors and die cut pieces.  I hope you'll join the H2H watercolor challenge this month!

2 comments:

Traveling Bells said...

How pretty...both the leaf and the background!

Brandi said...

I love this! Such a fantastic process, colours, so creative. This one rocked!

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