I've been following Sandy Allnock's free classes on Go for the Gold. I'm not really one who uses a lot of gold, but I decided to try it with this card.
I bought some of the watercolor paper that Sandy recommends for card makers - Canson XL. I used the liquid watercolors by Dr. Ph. Martin that I've had for many years. After coloring with 3 colors, I spritzed the paper with water with gold Perfect Pearls added. When paper was dry, I cut it out with a Spellbinders die. I then rubbed it with my embossing buddy - a little pillow filled with powder. I stamped the flowers from Penny Black with Versamark ink and embossed with Ranger gold embossing powder. Finally, I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment with the same ink and embossed with same embossing powder.
I started to mount the layer to a white card base and didn't like it. I took Sandy's advice and rubbed Versamark ink around the edges and added the gold embossing powder. I didn't get good coverage the first time, so I added more ink and more embossing powder. I used Tombow Xtreme tape runner to adhere to base card.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Today, I made myself make a card - first time in a couple of months. I tried watercolor again. I found several bottles of very old Dr. Ph. Martin Hydrous fine art watercolor. It's a liquid with a dropper. I dropped a couple of colors onto a plastic lid and added water. I then brushed some onto damp watercolor paper. The color was very intense, so I blotted some off with a paper towel. I also spritzed the background with water with gold Perfect Pearls added. I selected a portion of this and die cut it with a Spellbinders dies.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Since I've been missing for a while, I decided to give you an update. I attempted to upgrade my computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10. It didn't work for me and I decided to buy a new computer. I still don't know how to use Windows 10, but will work on learning. My backed up files are supposedly restored, but I can't find them. I need to do some studying to figure out what to do next. I haven't been making cards so there is nothing new to post. Hopefully, that will come when I figure out how to use this computer.