Lesson 2 (otherwise known as make your own shimmer sprays)
We are learning to watercolor using the supplies we already have in a different way. Today we used our shimmery sprays to paint with. If we have those sprays, that is – but I don’t. So, what does a resourceful crafter do when faced with such a dilemma? Make them! The only actual spraying required was to get some of the product onto an acetate to use as a palette, so no spray really needed at all. Some gold Perfect Pearls, some water, and a drop of ink and voila! shimmery liquid.
Remarkable You stamp set was pretty close to the style used in the lesson and I stamped the images using Versamark watermark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. There were two shades of each color and you paint using the lighter shade first. Build shadow or contour using the darker shade and blend using water. I fussy cut the images and arranged them on a 4.5 x 5.5 Whisper White panel prepared with some splatters of all of the colors. Because the images were cut from watercolor paper, they sort of had their own idea of where they’d like to be placed. I found out about Press n’ Seal from another blog. It works like a charm to keep your pieces in the places you want.
These lessons are really enjoyable. I got to be creative in some unexpected ways. That’s what I love – all the things I have learned have a way of becoming cards.
Thanks for stopping by today. Let me know what you think of Lesson 2!