Thursday, July 10, 2014
Although I am not an artist, I have been taking classes in watercolor. I decided to do something a little different for the Color My Heart challenge.
I didn't have the right colors in Close to My Heart pencils to color my girl, but did have Barn Red, and Pacifica in the ink. I substituted Sky for the Crystal Blue. I used a small paint brush and different amounts of water to make the different shades. For the pink on the skin I used a fairly wet brush and just lightly touched the barn red ink pad then blotted with a paper towel. The dryer the brush and the more times I painted over it the darker the color. I used the Pacifica on the patches and Sky for the dress.
The pinwheel is CTMH Sky paper on a toothpick with a sparkle in the middle. I did use brown for the hair and black for the shoes. I used the CTMH stamp "Stitches with Love" and CTMH Liquid Glass to cover after painting. I let it dry over night and cut is out and glued it to the card.
Katie, my CTMH consultant from KatiesCorner, suggested that I make cards and leave the inside blank. All I have to do is either stamp the inside or write on the inside to use for any occasion.
This painting technique was fun to do, and I got to use the stamp pads in a different way.