Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Deer & Butterfly Watercolor

Hi Bloggers-
I am learning about Watercolor Techniques at Watercolor 101 Blog. Today I learned about taping down the watercolor paper - creating the background - letting it DRY completely - and then having a nice border around the background.  I really like this technique - it was easy to do - except that I did not get the outside lines as even as they needed to be - but that is OK - it is ART! Right? Thanks for stopping by!

HERE is how I started
Finished product
I am having a difficult time getting a nice white background - if I get the white background the colors are too dark - the color of my card a bit darker shade than shown in this photo - maybe tomorrow I can get a better shot of this background - which I love so much - it was fun doing this technique -
 thanks for stopping by.
Watercolor paper
Masking Tape
Loew Cornell Watercolors- browns-blue-green
Sizzix Die Cut Deer
Sizzix Die Cut Butterfly
Spectrum Noir Marker for middle of butterfly
Clear Dollar Stamp Sentiment
Kraft Cardstock for butter, deer, sentiment
StazON Ink for stamping sentiment

photo shot #2 showing a sharper photo

Thank you for stopping by my blog
Have a blessed day

I would like to link to and share with the following challenges
 Ends Aug 28
Sister Act - Cards Only ATG UE
Ends Aug 29  
Suzy Bees Blooming Challenge ATG  UE
Ends Aug 30
Glitter & Sparkle Use butterfly 2 of 3 
Ends Sept 1
PDE - Metal Dies or Punches UE
Crafty Sentiments - Animals 2 of 3 - upload at #3 
Clear It Out - Theme- Your Favorite Colors  Stash ATG - Favorite colors are browns & Kraft 3 of 3 

Ends Aug 27
Watercolor 101 -Lesson #5 Tape Masking & Patience 1E


  1. Beautiful job! Love the idea of the taped border! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge, best of luck!!

  2. Fabulous! You get an "A"! ha ha. You did really well. Sometimes when there's a spot you don't like- a nail file can usually sand off the imperfection. Love that second image! It really helped me see what's going on. Wow, that's a cool background! Cheers, Victoria- 101: Watercolor

  3. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...awesome job here...hope you stop by again and play <((><

  4. Hi Gail what a wonderful project and can't believe its the same card in both pictures!
    Thanks for joining in at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck! Susan x

  5. What a fantastic background,Gail.The second photo certainly does it justice.Love the kraft die cuts to go with it.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x (GDT)


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