If you've never water colored on vellum before, Jenny has some great tips and videos that you can check out right HERE...I encourage you read and watch so you don't end up like me and have some do-overs!
I have 2 cards to share today...my tulip card and a 2nd card that was actually my 1st attempt where I didn't read Jenny's tips first...grrrrr!
Part of my problem with my first attempt was the thin vellum I used, so for this card I used cardstock weight vellum from PTI...what a world of difference! No warping at all! I used an image from the SSS set called Mandy's Flowers and embossed it in silver and then used my Zigs to water color it.
Here's a closer up so you can see my coloring better. I used my orange and red Zigs along with my Aqua Painter to move the color around on the tulips and then used a few different green Zigs for the leaves. I did a simple frame with PTI's Pierced Feature Frames Dies along with a white card base, and then finished with a simple little tag (PTI's Stemmed Statements) and twine for my sentiment.
Here was my first try:
Now don't get me wrong...this isn't a bad card. But...if you look closely you can see the warping of the vellum and in turn it made the cardstock warp too! And this was AFTER I had set it under a pile of heavy books for a few days!! I embossed in gold SSS's Bouquet Of Thanks and then water colored it using Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, & Peeled Paint distress inks, and used a bit more water than I should have! Between the thin vellum and the use of more water than I really needed, I ended up with one really warped piece of vellum. And although the image is pretty, it really bothers me that it looks so messy with all the warping. Jenny states in her tips and tricks that heavier weight vellum and a minimum of water will eliminate this problem, so please be sure to take the time to read her tips and tricks! And if you're interested, I used PTI's vellum cardstock that you can find HERE.
Make sure you check out all the wonderful inspiration from Jenny (her card is GORGEOUS!!) and the rest of the DT (their cards are amazing too!) and also our 2 special GD this month...Birgit and Ros. You're sure to find lots to inspire you, so get out that vellum and your water colors and show us what you've come up with...we can't wait to see you in the gallery HERE. This challenge is open till the 24th.
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