Online Card Class-Watercolor: Intermediate Techniques

This past week I have been participating in Watercolor for Cardmakers: Intermediate Techniques class from onlinecardclasses.com. This has been my favorite class I’ve participated in so far. The main instructor Dawn Woleslagle has been a wonderful teacher!! Great guest instructors too! We have had 6 days worth of information. There is so much to take in but I’m grateful to have the lifetime access to the information. I will be referring back to it for years to come.

  
I LOVE watercolor!!! It just speaks to me. This video from Coco Bee Art sums it up better than I can. “Control only what you can, Love Contrast, Keep Trying, Wrongs are Oppotunities for new Rights, Keep Learning”

I had a little time this week to practice the techniques. I’m learning a lot {technically} and a lot of ^^that^^. Watercolor challenges me because I like to have things “just so”. A bit of a perfectionist. with watercolor I have to learn to let go and let things just turn out. I also have to drop my expectations of what the end product will look like. This is starting to sound a lot like my yoga talk. Hmmm….

Here’s a little insight to what I’m practicing {again with the yoga talk} .

 

  Some of these aren’t even “right” in terms of the techniques taught, but I was proud that I actually made something. Practice continues…

One of my sweet friends is going to receive this jewel soon! \/

 

Bookmark made from a technique I learned.
 
Thanks for stopping by. I hope I have something here that will inspire you!

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Online Card Class-Watercolor: Intermediate Techniques

Winter Wonderland

Some of you may have seen my sneak peek on my instagram or facebook, now im here to share the final product with you! 

This is my very first card blog post, but not my first card. I hope y’all enjoy!

I was inspired by some sketched snowflakes I saw. I used my brush to free hand some snowflakes with purple and blue watercolors. Peerless watercolors to be exact. I had no idea where I would end up. I had no intentions of it becoming something I would use for a project, just trying out my hand. I used “have a magical day” out of the Magical Castle stamp set by Hero Arts. If I ever had any advice for a crafty friend I would say, “Think outside the box with your stamp sets!” I silver heat embossed the sentiment and mounted the watercolor paper to a cardbase I made. Thats it!  

 
Supplies: Magical Castle Hero Arts Stamp Set, watercolor paper, 110lb white cardstock, Versamark Ink, silver embossing powder, Peerless Watercolors, brushes, heat tool, adhesive, scoring board and tool, adhesive back gems

I hope y’all have a magical day!!

Winter Wonderland