The CAS challenge at Splitcoast Stampers today was to use paint or watercolors instead of ink. Ink could only be used for the sentiment. Where to start? Well, there were several techniques that I have always wanted to try but just never did them. I guess today is the time to start.
FIRST—I got out some watercolor paper and taped it down to a craft mat. Got out my husband's watercolor paints that he purchased some time ago. (That’s another story.) Wet the paper with water in a small spray bottle and worked at applying color to my paper. It created a color wash background that I love.
Second—I found a sentiment that I wanted to use. It was from Our Daily Bread Designs “Faith” set. I used black VersaFine ink to stamp the message. For the leaves, I used a stamp from “Rubbernecker” colored with a green and blue watercolor crayons. (Never tried that before.)
Third—I finished the focal image by layering it on black card stock and using SU Pool Party CS for the card base. Finally, I added three black pearls to finish the card.
This was truly a challenge that encouraged me to try techniques that I had never done before.