Water Color Birthday Card_April

I just had to share with you a card that I made last weekend after starting the Online Card Classes Watercoloring for Card Makers Class- Intermediate techniques. I saw this class a few months ago but was too busy to join the live one but stored it away as a to do and started last weekend.  I have learned so much in such a short time! The pre-class exercises are essential and even though I have done a lot of watercolor on my own there are some very valuable tips to take you to the next level.

Anyhow, April and May are big birthday months for me so I pulled out the Wish Big stamp set designed by Julie Ebersol at Ellen Hutson and thought it would be perfect for some of my new skills.  I did a quick scrap paper design first and then stamped the design on three pieces of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper.  I had used three colors that Dawn suggested to make go through the exercises, but I switched two out for this card from a set of QOR watercolors that I got as a gift.  The three colors I used were, Cobalt Teal,  Quinacridone Gold, and Quinacridone Magenta.  You could also use any three red, blue and yellow’s you like.

When you buy small tubes of professional watercolors,  the colors all have the same names from different companies, you could use Koi or Kiratake Gansai or even distress inks smooshed on an acrylic block.

Anyhow, you can watch me go through the process of painting the card in the video here on YT or below and I talk about some of the other tips that I learned from the class. I am looking forward to the rest.

See you soon, Lee Ann