I sat down last night at my stamp table to get some much needed creative time in and decided to practice my watercoloring skills. Wow, talk about struggles. I made several attempts to color the cheese stamp from the Stampin Up set Giggle Greetings. My first attempt was going well until the red I was coloring the candle with spread all over my image....FAIL #1. I didn't get discouraged and reminded myself that you have to be patient when watercoloring and let your image dry before moving onto the next part you want to color. So I tried a new watercolor medium for my second attempt by using some watercolor markers. FAIL #2 became very apparent as my cheese became a florescent color making it look like it had been treated with radioactivity.
So I went back to old faithful and just colored the image with some blender pens. I actually was happy with how the coloring turned out. Simple and crisp color.
I paper pieced the candle to give the image some pizzazz. This card can be classified as a CAS (Clean And Simple) card since it is a simple design with few embellishments. This card is for one of my male friends so I had to resist the urge to add glitter or sequins.
So lesson for today is don't give up when you struggle with a technique. Practice makes perfect so I'll make sure to keep practicing my watercoloring.
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