Friday, May 19, 2017

Year of Card Techniques World of Watercolors

Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
For May, we are venturing into the world of watercolor. There are so many watercoloring techniques available to us today; far too many to list here. But actions speak louder than words; so our team has worked with their favorite mediums to bring you lots of examples and loads of inspiration.
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of May 26, 2017. The winner will be announced in our June hop; so be sure to come back next month.
And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is Golden Goddess Designs; picked by Random Name Picker. Congratulations! Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Wilma Payne at wpayne@email.com, by May 26th to claim your prize.
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 Now for my projects. The first card I used a technique from All Free Paper Crafts. It's supposed to be made with Liquid Frisket, but an associate at Michaels showed me what they did have- Fine Line Masking Liquid Glue Pen that basically does the same thing as Liquid Frisket. You apply watercolor paint- I used Shimmerz Vibez Razzeldazzle Berry and Jeni B Bleu spritzers that I won from SpeigelMomScraps.  Well, technically you spray the paper first with the paint and then spray with water and I rubbed it in a little with a paint brush. As you can see I wrote the word Happy with the Fine Line glue and let it dry and then peeled it off to create a masking effect. I added Doodlebug Design Donut Shoppe Washi Tape at the bottom. Oh, I almost forgot the type of watercolor paper I used is Crayola Marker and Watercolor Pad- found at Walmart. The flowers are Recollections Paper Flowers and I adhered everything down with Elmer's Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner except the flowers I used Elmer's Craft Bond Clear Dual Tip Glue Pen.
 For the next card I followed the sketch above from MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge Sketch 333 and am entering this card to the challenge. The challenge ends May 23. I used the same Shimmerz Vibez as before and the same technique as before, but I didn't use a paint brush this time. I tried using the FineLine glue and it didn't work as well on this card. I used Jot deco tape for the 2 lines in the sketch- the first one has Think Happy in fine print under the design and the bottom strip is sunflowers and pink flowers. I found this washi tape at Dollar Tree, it comes 7 little rolls to a pack with 7 different designs. Almost a steal! The Hello and strawberry stickers are from a Made for Retail sticker book that was given to me in a swap with another group on Facebook. The sequins are also from SpiegelMomScraps and the kitty stamp is from Stampendous Fran's Spring Short Stack- it's 2 different stamps- the head and the dress. I used Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink to stamp them with. I adhered the sequins and watercolor paper- same as before- with Elmer's Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner.
That's all I have for this hop. Now you’re off to visit with Card A Day Challenge  . Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!

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23 comments:

Katydid Cards said...

Well, I've never heard of Liquid Frisket or spritzers, so your post was very informative and interesting. The colors you used are so soft and pretty. Always a pleasure hopping with you and seeing what you share each month.

Sharon ~ One Crafty Mrs said...

Your cards are lovely and you even used a few products that I've never heard of before. Amazing! Thanks so much for hopping along with me.

Sharon
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Debbie Bonczek said...

Love those pastel colors. Masking is one of those things that I shy away from, so I'm glad you explored that in your post. Great cards, and great hopping with you.

Claudia Henderson said...

Wonderful creations Amanda...love the colors you picked. I too have some masking fluid in my stack, but never thought of using it with my watercolors. I have to try this one day. Like always, it was so much fun hopping with you and see you next month :-)

lorby said...

I've never heard of Liquid Frisket before and thought it was a typo at first until I looked it up. Pretty interesting looking stuff. Your cards are all lovely.

Ronda La Duke said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty cards, now I will have to check out Liquid Frisket.

Susan Eliot said...

Masking is something that I've been wanting to try, so thank you for the push! I love what you've done here!

Colleen said...

Very pretty card. You asked for feedback, here is mine. I love Blog Hops but don't like when there are so many you have to go do, time is very limited and I don't have the time to go to all the blogs when there are so many. Just my feedback. BL

Golden Goddess Designs said...

lovely card! very pretty colors

alicia

Amanda Rhodes said...

Thanks for all the nice comments!

Wilma said...

Very pretty cards - love the soft colors. I have never heard of Shimmerz Vibez, so I'm off to find out more about them. Thanks for sharing about the masking fluid pen. I've never used any masking fluid - you've inspired me to try.

Lisa Frederick said...

Love your waterplay! Great cards.

Candy Spiegel said...

Great cards!

Denise S. said...

Nice cards, Iam going to have to try the liquid mask.

Jennifer Earley said...

So pretty! Love the soft colors!

Scrapbook Blessings Club said...

Pretty Colors! Thanks for sharing.

Jodie Park said...

Thank you for sharing!!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Very cool using the liquid mask! Pretty, soft watercolor backgrounds! BL

Denise Donald said...

Super cool technique. Will definately have to try it. BL

Camille Short said...

These are so pretty - love watercolor effect....though have to admit, I'm more into using preprinted watercolor papers now - no muss no fuss. LOL! Bloggie Love

Jean said...

Love how you did this! bl

Barb Prendergast said...

Thank you for sharing all the watercolor techniques. I need to take some time and try ou a few! BL

Stephanie Bargelski said...

Beautiful card!! LOVE the water colotr!! BL
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