The first project in my watercolor class is to create a soft watercolor wash using a stencil. Here's what that means. I used a piece of watercolor paper and a couple of paint colors. I chose a pretty purple and a touch of blue. Using a lot of water to dilute the intensity of the paint I swirled the colors around. There is no rhyme or reason for putting the paint to the paper. As soon as I was happy with the design I taped a stencil to the wet paper.
This is what it looked like after it dried and I removed the stencil. A pretty cool look. Now I was ready to create a card with this unique background. I wanted a simple card so that the background would be the star.
I chose a navy cardstock for the base and cut a small tag shape. I stamped the sentiment in navy ink and punched a hole so I could thread a ribbon through and taped it to the back.
I loved trying this technique. The results will always be different.
I would love to hear your comments on my project. Thanks!