Muted watercolors/ Thank you card
Updated: Sep 5, 2019
I finished the Masking Unleashed class on Altenew Academy and this is my card for the gallery submission. This class is taught by Svitlana Shayevich and she seriously has unmasked the secrets of masking. I especially I liked her idea of using freezer paper for masking. I never knew you could use it for masking. especially when using water color.
For my card today I wanted a very muted fall tone for my colors. I used the Altenew watercolor pan set. On the door of my pan set I had mixed up a few colors for a past project. The colors had all mixed up and they looked very muted. I wet the paints and just used those colors which were on my premade palette. The image on the side shows the palette on the lid.
For the design of the card I wanted a circle with flowers in the center of a blank white card stock. I started with Tom Holtz watercolor paper, which is the most white watercolor paper i have in my stock. I started my card by cutting the watercolor cardstock to 5x7 inches and I also cut the freezer paper the same width. Then I die cut a circle in the center of the freezer paper using largest of the Hero Arts Stiched Circle dies.
I adhered the die cut freezer paper onto the watercolor panel and stamped the floral and leaf images from Altenew's Beautiful day and Peony Bouquet stamp sets. These are by far my favorite floral stamp sets by them. After I had finished stamping all the images it was time to color. I kept the mask as is while I colored. Because the freezer paper is really well stuck to the cads stock had no water seeping through the edges of the circle. One tip to remember is that the freezer paper surface is a little slick so when you stamp your images with black ink it takes a while for it to dry. If you are not careful you may accidentally smudge the ink and ruin the project, ask me how I know:).
After I was done coloring I added a thank you sentiment from Altenew's Label Love stamp set with Jet black ink. I also drew a black rectangle border just to draw your eye to the center and break up the vast white are. I mounted the white panel with a lot of foam tape onto a kraft card stock. I adhered some Pretty Pink Posh cream sequins fro some added texture and subtle sparkle.
I hope you liked today's project. Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate all your comments and feed back. Keep crafting and sharing handmade love!!