Do you have a friend headed out on a vacation? Here’s a beach card for you to send their way. I love the dreamy mood created in the beautiful photo from the new Mixed Card Pack by Paper House, and decided to use it as my focal point,and inspiration.
To make this I sprayed my dry watercolors with water, scribbled on some water soluble oil pastels on my craft mat, and made little puddles of paint of the blues, greens, and purples that I planned on using. I misted about half the paper, and applied a small amount of paint. I misted again, and tilted the page in different directions to let the paint run, then again to soften any hard edges. I used a heat gun to dry it, then put on more layers in different colors. I also used metallic watercolors and watercolor pencils. I took small amounts of teal liquid pearls and brushed them on all the edges of the paper, flowers, and on random spots on the glitter.
You can see I flicked on paint all around. To create more texture I used glass glitter in clear and champagne,shells, bling, and sequins. The page got too busy, so I brushed on some white watercolor,and white acrylic paint. I rubbed on pearl mica power all over the card.
The little girl is from a greeting card I cut up, and the great egret is from a photo I took locally. The flowers are watercolors over dry gesso, followed by clear glass glitter and pearl mica powder.
Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!