watercolor for card makers day #1

hello all,
I am participating in the “water color for card makers” online class, and i am learning a lot of new techniques.

This is my take on the first technique, watercolor background wash with stencils. I did try this technique for a few days, and i could not get a good impression at first. Also i only had small pieces on which the technique worked for me, so i used them to make tiny 3 X 2.5 cards.

What did I learn:

  • user thin stencils, i used a home made stencil
  • geometric patterns work best
  • the stencil should have either a lot of empty space between the design elements or really less.
  • i had the best results when i used a lot of pigment.
  • one last important tip, the type of watercolor paper is really important, the best results i got with really smooth paper, that does not absorb so much. I even tried with neenah solar white 110 pound.

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Hi! I'm Claudia, welcome to my blog for crafts and everything art related. I am a blogger paper crafter and artist, sharing my love for the arts.

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