On to card #2 for tonight! This is part of the Stenciled class that I took over the weekend. If I had to choose my favorite technique (at least for now), it's watercoloring. I purchased this watercolor paper at Michaels. It works well. Trying to get adjusted to the ivory color instead of white. I believe Tim Holtz's watercolor paper is white, so I need to add it to my wishlist.
Anyway, back to this card and technique. On Day 2 of this class, we learned how to use a stencil to watercolor. I used two Distressed Ink pads and the Tim Holtz watercolor brush. It worked wonderfully! There are a few places where it got a little too watery and bled under the stencil. I am okay with the imperfection. It just authenticates that it was handcrafted. I cut the watercolor paper a bit smaller so I could mat it on this beautiful dark blush color cs.
It needed a little something extra, like the flowers. I dug in my punch drawer and found this punch. The paper for the flowers is a bit lighter than the mat. I inked the edges and then put it in my cushy mat (like for paper piercing), and used the end of my paintbrush (because I couldn't find my stylus) and pressed in the center of the flower so give the flower some dimension. I used Glossy Accents to adhere it to the card and in the center of the flower. The sentiment stamp I've had forever! I used one of the Distressed Inks so I made sure the colors matched.