Sometimes, I like to just sit in my craft room and play with my crafting stuff. I haven't mastered all my markers so I decided to practice a bit with watercoloring using my distress pens and Aqua ProMarkers. Then I practiced coloring and mixing Copic with Spectrum Noir. It wasn't about being perfect but more of relaxing and relieving a bit of stress.
The two cards I have to share is the product of my playtime. They were both made with leftover scrap paper, reducing the small mountain I had going on (smiles). Another technique I tried during this playtime was creating liners for my cards. After watching about 4 different ways to create a liner I finally settled on one that worked best for me.
On my first card you can see that I am truly challenged when it comes to mixing water and ink...I sometimes think it looks like something exploded on my paper and definitely not close to being perfect so if anyone has ideas for me then please share!! Watercoloring is so outside of my comfort zone but fun.
Sorry about the discoloration of the images. I tried but evidently I am not real good with this new Samsung phone or the lighting in my photo area needs replacing.
The paper used on this card was leftover paper from my hat-box I altered and previously shared. Its from the Bo Bunny Enchanted paper collection which I have had stashed for quite some time now. I used both Aqua Promarkers and Ranger Distress Markers to color my image and it was a good start for practicing. My reservoir of Aqua Markers is limited to 12, but I have a complete selection of Distress Markers. Not sure if I will purchase more or not at this point.
Entering this card in the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - April Any Image (4/30)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (4/23)
Crafting From the Heart - #108 Anything Goes (4/23)
My second card was created using My Mind's Eye paper collection and I have no clue which collection because the front cover has disappeared from the sheets I have left (I've had it for a while now).
Hope to enter "Marci" in the following challenges:
Lost Coast Portal - #23 Anything Goes (4/24)
Crafty Boots - Use A Sentiment (4/23)
Cuttlebug Mania - April Showers (4/25)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (4/24)
Pixie's Crafty - Snippets (4/23)
As usual I used any leftover paper to decorate the inside of the cards and this time I used the leftovers to create my envelope liners as well.