Creative Watercolour Media

Hi to all, 

I am so glad to be continuing onto my Level 3 courses with Altenew. Yes, I am learning lots of new things on the way, and perhaps soon when I gain more confidence, my goal would be to have a complete video of the process for my project.

This project is about using simple household items to give my water colouring a new look!

  1. Cut out two pieces of watercolour paper 4.5" x 6" then stick all sides down with washi tape. Use a spritzer to spritz water on both generously. While the paper is still wet drop the colours directly on and go back on forth as you need to darken any areas. With the first paper put a piece of cling wrap on top covering the whole surface, and the second sprinkle rock salt on top. Leave to air dry.
  2. With the first remove the cling wrap and cut out a feather die. Place the Halftone stencil on top and lightly spritz with Iridescent shimmer spray. (Then flip the stencil over to the rock salt paper to use the leftover shimmer on the negative side of the stencil)
  3. With the second scrub the rock salt away and also cut out a feather die. Stamp and emboss the rock salt feather in gold embossing powder.
  4. Place the rock salt feather into the cling wrap piece. Trim the cling wrap piece down to 4" x 5 1/4". 
  5. Stamp the sentiment on with Jet Black ink then emboss another sentiment in gold on a piece of vellum strip. Wrap the vellum strip around the cling wrap piece.
  6. With a top folding card size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" use Evening Gray watercolour brush to paint around the edges.
  7. Mount the card front on with foam tape and add Antique Gold Sequins.

Tips: Use your watercolour brush markers to paint a matching border behind your card front if you don't have any cardstock in the same theme.

Leave your rock salt paper for a boutique card.

Altenew Supplies: Amazing Things Stamp, Golden Feather Stamp & Die, Watercolour Brush Marker (Sea Breeze, Midnight Violet, Dusk, Evening Gray), Classic Crest Solar White (80lb), Halftone Stencil, Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray, Water Colour Paper Pad, Antique Gold Sequins, Vellum, Crisp Ink Jet Black, Antique Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Ink, Misti.

Other Products: Foam Tape, Rock Salt, Cling Wrap, Washi Tape, Water Spritzer, Heat Tool, Anti Static Bag, Glossy Accents.

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  1. Beautiful result to those techniques! Thanks for showing the steps too - I've not tried that rock salt on yet - looks amazing!! (Spotted at Watercooler Wednesday).

  2. Your backgrounds are brilliant! What a great pair of completed cards you have created! Thank you for playing along in our Staying in the Background challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog!

  3. Teresa, another beautiful card! That looks like a really fun class. So glad we are both onto level 3....congratulations. Karen

  4. Wow stunning Teresa. Love the techniques used and that feather is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  5. Wow! A gorgeous colour combination for these wonderful techniques, Teresa! So special! Great instructions!Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Take care:)

  6. fabulous cards. Totally awesome backgrounds. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week,

  7. WOW!!! SO so so awesome!! I love it!! Love the watercolour mess (goodness)!
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

  8. The background you've created is so dreamy and what a great idea to make a coordinating feather to sit on top. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique x


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