Hi! Another attempt at a watercolour card today. I felt like trying something a bit different so I decided to use a Faber-Castell Pitt permanent Pen to build up a pattern based on circles and flowers. I then used my ZIG waterolours to paint it.
I cut a purple and yellow ribbon for the central band. I didn’t have any buttons in my stash that were a good match for the card and since I wanted it to be as handmade as I could I decided to make the buttons. I had previously made a mould of an old button using Siligum. I used Martha Stewart paper clay (red, yellow and white to get orange) and pressed it into the mould. When it was dry I rubbed some Gold Gilding Wax over the top to bring out the details.
This is a very different style of card for me and I’m not really sure about it!
I’ve found a new challenge blog today which inspired me to try a new technique. It is a challenge blog for watercolour cards and the challenge is watercolour resists (there are useful links to videos on the blog as well as examples). Since I have just started learning to watercolour this is perfect for me to try!!
I had decided to use a sketch for the card layout from the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge but to adapt it for a square card.