watercolor for cardmakers day #2 – vibrant watercolor wash background

Hello all,
in this next card i used a vibrant watercolor wash, and i masked the areas that i wanted to be crisp white. I wanted to make a night scene, where i would look over a hill, and see a house and some trees.

In order to have the nice effect of the crisp white, i needed to mask off the areas. I did not have liquid frisket at hand, so i decided to use a normal masking paper. Also i had to construct my scene as i did not have a die that would fit.

So i die cut some trees, with a cuttle bug die, a house, and a circle for the moon.

I placed the masking on the paper, and then i added m y watercolor on top.  Now the masking paper will pop off your areas because it will be too wet, so you have to be quick and heat set the entire card.

I did some small area where the blue got behind the mask, but i used a white gel pen to fix the problem.

I really love the effect of the crisp white in the background. As a last touch i used white enamel dots to make the stars. If i would have had the frisket that would have been much easier.

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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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