Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.
The class for this was called ‘Creative Watercolor Media’ and was all about using various supplies to watercolour such as reinkers and sprays. I chose to use my ink pads to watercolour the images to make my card.
To start I stamped some flowers and leaves from the Altenew stamp set ‘Flower Garden’ on to some watercolour card using Versafine Onyx black ink.
I chose Altenew inks Midnight Violet and Turquoise for the flowers and Forest Glade and Evergreen for the leaves. I pressed each of the ink pads on to my glass mat then using a small paintbrush and water to watercoloured all the images. Once they were all dry I fussy cut the images with scissors.
Next I worked on the background. I took the Altenew leafburst stencil and blended some of the green ink lightly over the stencil using a blending brush. I added some splatters of my new Altenew metalic watercolours. I chose a copper colour. I then selected a piece of copper coloured cardstock and cut a strip of this to go along the edge of the card. I adhered the strip with liquid glue.
Now it was time to place the flowers and leaves. I arranged them around the largest flower adhering them in place with a liquid glue. I then popped the large floral up on some foam tape to give the card some dimension.
Next I used Altenew Enchanted gold pigment ink to stamp the sentiment which I took from the ‘Heartfelt Sentiments’ stamp set by Altenew.
To complete the card I added a few sequins for some sparkle and shine.
Using ink pads as a watercolour medium is a great way of getting more out of them and great for colour matching. I hope you will give it a try. Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.