Remember how I hinted in my last post about an upcoming post that I was super excited about? Well guess what. IT'S HERE.
Granted, I get excited quite easily about cool artsy techniques, but I am hoping that SO DO YOU! Because this technique is really cool.
Here are the first two mediums we'll be using. A sharpie and a crayon, in the colors shown, but of
course you can use whatever colors your heart desires! OH HEY. I has a question called: can writing utensils even be called mediums? I feel like they're not supposed to be called that, but I've been doing it, and I do believe I will continue. Because I am a rebel like that. (Tell me in the comments whether or not you think it's okay. I'm curious.)
So, obviously, since we'll be using watercolors later, you'll need to be working on watercolor paper. I used a smallish piece, like half the size of a card, but the size doesn't really matter.
I wrote "Happy Birthday" on mine because I needed to make a bunch of birthday cards, and in my opinion, birthdays trump Valentine's Day. I would have done Valentine's Day if I didn't need to make a birthday card instead. I'm thinkin' this would be super cute for Valentine's Day though. You should try it and show me your beautimous work.
Now for some polka-dots! I thought about making a video for this, but I didn't want to take the time to make a video and figure out all that complicated stuff like how to speed it up at parts. Maybe I will do that sometime, but for now, pictures will have to do!
This is possibly my favorite part. For the pink piece, I only used one color to watercolor with, but I wanted to use more this time. I started with turquoise, and then added light blue, and then dark blue.
So, why wasn't it necessary to fill in the letters with white crayon? Because we would be covering the crayon up with white acrylic paint! That makes the crayon pointless. It's so much easier to use acrylic paint instead of crayons. It's best to only squeeze out a teeny bit, because this part is fairly time-consuming. Sorry...you know I can't make a card without doing something kind of complicated and time-consuming!
this post - remember that?), green and white baker's twine to make a bow, and a rectangle of...thin cardboard? I also put a dark green eyelet in the center of the flower, but sadly, the bow covers it completely.
You can tweak and personalize this technique in so many ways. I want to know what you will do with it!