Monday, January 25, 2016

Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers Intermediate Techniques Day 1

Today's the first day of the OCC Watercolor for Cardmakers Intermediate Techniques class taught by Dawn Woleslage from Wplus9.

Today's lesson and homework was on learning how to control the watercolor and using your brush to it fullest.

I got part of the homework done, although I cheated and stamped my repeated images to paint rather than draw/trace them as Dawn said to.

I'm using cheap tube watercolor paints that I purchased in a large multi-media kit from Hobby Lobby on clearance.  Since this is my first foray into watercoloring that didn't use markers or inks, I bought what was cheap.  If I find I enjoy it and want to do more, I can always get better paints later down the road.

All that said to show you the card I made for today's homework.

I repeatedly stamped the little oval frame (sorry I don't have any idea of the mfg.) with Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with WOW clear powder. 

I then added clean water with my brush to the ovals, doing one at a time, then dropped in two colors of paint in each one.  Once it was all dry I used a sentiment and little heart stamps from a Casual Fridays stamp set. 

I really like how it turned out, except for the stamping mistake in the lower left orange oval. Those hearts should have been in the top right "corner," but oh well, such is crafting.  

Stop back throughout the week and see what else I make for the class. 
Next week I'll be posting my cards from the Stenciling class on StampNation and LOAD is starting and the 30 day color challenge by  It's going to be a crazy busy crafty February. 

Happy Crafting

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