The Paper Players are celebrating their 200th challenge this week, and each member of the design team has selected a past challenge. We are challenged to pick one. Well, I don’t like to play by the rules, so I picked TWO of them. Yesterday I shared a single-layer card for Ann’s Schach’s challenge (see it here). Today, I’m sharing the card I made for Jaydee’s Clean & Simple Watercoloring challenge. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Today & Everyday. This new stamp set has three images that are designed for watercoloring or coloring with Blendabilities – Chinese lanterns, Russian stacking dolls and an Italian scooter. I just love the sketched images – they are definitely worth a second look if they haven’t it made it to your wish list (they are on page 168 in the catalog).
- Watercoloring. You’ve likely seen a lot of projects lately with Blendabilities. Blendabilities are alcohol-based markers, so you want to use a Tuxedo Black Memento Pad for the base image. With watercoloring, though, you want to use Jet Black Stazon. To color each of these images, I gathered ink with my AquaPainter and brushed the ink onto each lantern, starting on the left side of each. I intentionally left a portion of each lantern unpainted to give the appearance of light pushing through.
- A Perfect Frame. I chose three bright, cheery colors for the lanterns – Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Coastal Cabana. I bordered the watercolor paper with a thin border of Basic Black. I created thick borders of Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana around the central panel, bordering each with a thin border of Basic Black. I played around with all three of the bright colors but decided against Pumpkin Pie – the combination of orange and black looked too much like Halloween – definitely not the look I was going for. 🙂
Stamp sets: Today & Everyday Papers: Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor Paper Inks: Jet Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana Accessories: Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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