Monday, May 05, 2014

Watercolor card

I just came back from a family reunion weekend in the Charlevoix region. Very nice place. We were celebrating my grandmother who is turning 87 this week. I was in charge of making the card and I wanted something soft with a handmade feel. I saw a great tutorial from k. Werner on YouTube using distress inks as watercolor and decided to try it myself. I've never watercolored before so I tested all of my watercolor type mediums and decided to do the card with Gelatos (it made it look more dreamy). So the background is made with Gelatos and the sentiment is hand written with Copic white opaque paint. i also added some shadow to the lettering with a soft grey pencil.  It's big... 9x12 (we were 9 to sign it) 

 I LOVE how it turned out and I'll probably be making more cards in this style.

At the time I made the card I was registered for the "watercolor for cardmakers" but the class only started today, I can't wait to learn new techniques!


andreeanne fillion said...

Very soft ! I like it ! Vraiment beau Isa !

Tami said...

I was just looking through the occ galleries & seen your card, you card is gorgeous! GREAT watercoloring, love the soft look with the Gelatos! Beautiful!