This was my first card I made using the Art Impressions water color method. I took their two hour water color class at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois. With this method, you use the Art Impressions stamps to stamp images using water color markers and then use a damp paint brush to draw the color out along the lines and also paint on water color inside the images. I wanted to try this since I love the look of watercolor, but I don’t have much skill at drawing things. I designed the card to enter Art Impressions “circle” challenge. You had to make something using circles. It could be a card, scrapbook page, or any other item.
I created a fall scene using a tractor, fox, and basket with pumpkins. I also utilized the masking technique for the first time on my own. I also tried masking in two of my classes at the Expo. In some of the Art Impressions videos, Bonnie (the artist and owner of Art Impressions) shows using cut out post it notes for masking. I tried that since I don’t have the “masking” paper that card makers often utilize (some of these can be very expensive). Since I used to teach, I have plenty of post it notes and they worked fine. I cut out card stock and the water color paper with Lawn Fawn Inside Out Stitched Circles and cut out decorative paper with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangular die. Then I put decorative brads in the corners.
List of Supplies:
- Photoplay Fall Breeze 6×6 paper pad
- A2 size card base
- Strathmore 140 lb water color paper
- 2 pumpkin and 2 fox decorative brads
- tape runner
- Art Impressions Sets: Mini Critter Set, Flower Set – 4052, Foliage Set-4051, and WC Harvest Set 5059
- Tombow Dual Brush Pen 933, N35, 757, 098,969,993, and 528
- small paint brush