Good morning! It’s time for a new Lawn Fawnatics challenge and it is another favorite of mine!!
Here’s my take on the challenge!
I love creating watercolored skies! It’s such a simple technique but it creates gorgeous vibrant backgrounds! Watercoloring a lot of things still intimidates me but skies are fun because it’s really hard to actually mess them up! 😉
To start I taped a piece of watercolor paper to a hardboard and wet the paper thoroughly. Then I used four watercolors to drop paint onto the wet background. I built up layers of color until I was happy with the way it looked. It’s important to not put too much paint down in your initial layers because you’ll lose the depth and dimension if everything is bright and vibrant. I also use a lot of water to keep the paints moving and blending. Once I was totally done I let the paint dry and then trimmed it down to 3.5″ by 8″. Then I splattered the panel with white gouache to create a sky filled with stars. I also used a white gel pen to add a few more visible stars and shooting stars!
While the gouache was drying I worked on the rest of the card. I stamped my favorite little fox from Upon a Star onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed him with clear embossing powder. I colored him with copics and die-cut him with the coordinating dies before adding a few accents with a white gel pen. Then I die-cut the forest border from black cardstock and the stitched hillside borders from grey cardstock. I stamped the sentiment onto the grey cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered the cardstocks to the watercolor panel and trimmed the excess off the edges. Finally I added my fox with foam mounting tape for a little extra dimension!
And now it’s your turn! I can’t wait to see what you create!! You can link up your entries on the Lawn Fawnatics blog! Thanks so much for visiting and have an amazing day!
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