Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pocket Full of Sunshine

I don't know how the weather is where you live, but here in the San Francisco Bay Area, it's HOT!  And since it doesn't get hot here too often, we have no AC!  Playing with watercolors on days like this is perfect!

For this card, I took a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper, and stamped this cute image and sentiment from My Creative Time's Fun Pockets with Versafine ink.  Then I used a very cool technique I learned in Online Card Classes' Watercolor for Card Makers class:  I covered the shorts image with rubber cement, let it dry, and then watercolored all around it.  The rubber cement acted as a mask.  Once the watercolor was dry, I just rubbed off the rubber cement with my finger, and then I painted in the suns.  Easy, and so fun!

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  1. This is AWESOME Katie! What a fun card and sounds like a GREAT technique to try also!!!
    LOVE the way this turned out!!!

  2. Love the sunny water colour background, FAB!!

  3. I never thought about using rubber cement as a mask. Great tip! Thanks. I have some in the class that I haven't used in a while, so I might need to try.

  4. Super job on your bright and cheerful. Using the mask looks like a fun technique.
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  5. THis card is AWESOME too my friend!!! :)

  6. Hi Katie,

    Cute card!!! :) Great job with the watercolors!

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    Stay cool & thanks for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,


  7. Katie ~ Oh my word ~ now this is so AMAZING! Not only the whole idea of rubber cement but using this image! I forgot about this one! Okay now I want to try this! Thanks for the inspiration! Btw ~ LOVE the colors you chose too!

  8. This is an Amazing card!!! I need to try this technique too ;)


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