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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Technique practice

I have decided it is time for me to make use of some of the many written and video tutorials that I have been watching and saving!  Another goal is to make use of some of my recent and neglected purchases.  I am not overly happy with this result, but it is against my nature to discard anything unless it is really bad!!!
The AI crew have done a lot of how-to videos on many topics, including water coloring.  They make it look so easy.  Well, it may be easy for them, but I need to work on my skills.  The background is another story. I used a few drops of reinker -- I just placed them on a used gift card.  I used a second gift card to pick up some of the color, and kind of spatter it on the water color paper.  Next time I will spritz some water for a softer look.  For the left panel I mixed blue and avocado.  The right hand side .used avocado ink.  With a tooth pick I spread out some gold glitter glue - probably a bit too heavy handed for my taste.  I used some of the same glitter glue along the edge of the green mats as well as on the rocks.
My hint - I save a small paper cutter with a very dull blade which I use to cut when I want to achieve a bit of a distressed look.  For me, that is easier than tearing.
I used watercolor paper for the image  (AI Windows to the World) and the bg.   That is why the verse around the image is a bit blurred.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday.
Bling:   Art Impressions
Sea:   Delicious Doodles
Summer (enjoying a lazy boat ride):  Frilly and Funkie 
Any:    Through the Craft Room Door
             Crafty Creations
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6 comments:

  1. Awesome card..love the techniques you used!

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  2. you have made a good start on the techniques. i really like the background you have created. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

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  3. Great work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

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  4. wow amazing card. like it soo much.
    Thanks for joininung us at Sketch Saturday.
    Hugs, Renate

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  5. Your card is awesome! I am bad at feeling like a perfectionist every time I say a card isn't something I am happy with, but I know the feeling. I love your tip about the old cutter! I have one stuck in a drawer that will now come out for use again. Thank you!

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  6. I think you did a very nice job with your watercoloring! I took a class (Watercolor Basics) this weekend at the Scrapbook Expo in Duluth, Georgia...I learned a few things but need to practice, practice, practice. Looks like you already know how!!!!! ;) Thanks for joining in on the fun at Sketch Saturday!!!

    Beverly

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