Today’s tutorial was presented by Debby Hughes. I would love to be able to watercolour just like her. Perfect realism with wonderful muted colours that I am so drawn toward. To my surprise though, the video was about “winging it” with no or minimal supplies to produce a child-like project.
This style is soooo far outside my comfort zone, that I was literally cringing as I made this card. I had immediately thought of this Spellbinder’s Large die of the Month kit that I had, well, because I had received it as part of my Value Club kit and thought that I would never use it. It did serve to make me feel less guilty about owning it though,when I actually used it. Debby was wondering what type of palette the students would use. She used her more usual muted palette even though she was making a rainbow, but wondered if others would choose a more traditional palette. I decided to use bright Colorburst watercolour, as I felt this was going to be a totally uncontrolled project and Colorburst is pretty much uncontrollable too, so it would fit.
At first, I thought this card would go to the big round file as soon as I posted it, but it is growing on me. I think two of my granddaughters would like and appreciate the rainbows and bright colours. In fact, maybe we will have a cardmaking session when this scourge is over, and make some rainbow cards together!
I had a few extra moments before doning my mask and heading out to the bakery, and so I decided to use the second set of painted strips for another card. To my shock and surprise, I loved how it turned out. Proof positive that if you don’t like a project, it just isn’t finished yet!
Whew! I thought I was in trouble with today’s tutorial. It was presented by Kristina Werner. In the video, she indicated that it took her about 1 1/2 hours to do the faux dip painting. My immediate reaction was that if it took her 1 1/2 hours, that meant it was going to take me over my newly imposed 4-hour limit. I came up with a solution though…………………….I just didn’t do as good a job as Kristina.
All in all though, I liked the resulting card.