Friday, June 24, 2016

Happy Bee-day!

I recently posted a photo on Instagram, with 4 different color combinations I was challenging myself to create with.  I had gone to my ink pad display and just started pulling out 3 or 4 ink pads, that I liked in combination with one another, but that I may not typically put together.

Today's card, features one of those color sets: So Saffron, Calypso Coral, and Smoky Slate.  While I chose to make a birthday card with these colors, I also think they would be a great combination for a gender neutral baby card, or a cheerful thinking of you card.

I "watercolored" my bee image - but I did not use watercolor paper.   The trick to making this work on standard card stock, is to use a barely damp brush, and let the color completely dry between layers.   If your brush, or the card stock, get too wet, the paper will begin to pill.  So keep a paper towel next to you and when you rinse color from your brush, or wet your brush - dab the brush tip on the paper towel to soak up any excess moisture.   I added a bit of gold and clear Wink of Stella in the shadows of the bee, and clear only on the wings.

I also painted a few of the hearts in the background with some of the clear Wink of Stella.  It adds a subtle shimmer to the background without being overly sparkly.

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