Hello There Friends! It’s Friday! Thanks for visiting today.
For this week’s Friday card, I had fun experimenting with an abstract watercolor and bokeh technique Diane Dimich featured recently here.
For the blues/greens, I mixed some stamp reinkers with water, and I used some watercolor paint for the red/oranges – just to try a couple different ways. Once I decided on my color palettes, I brushed my watercolor paper with some clear, clean water using a water brush, then began randomly dabbing the colors all over covering the entire surface.
Once it dried, I daubed white inked circles in multiple layers overlapping from a template I created using a piece of acetate cut with the Stampinup Circle Framelits to give the bokeh effect I love so much in photography.
Once I was pleased with the effect, I mounted it onto cardstock with a white border, stamped the Hello There greeting in black and embellished with a few simple rhinestone gems.
I haven’t finished the rest of the painted sheets yet. I think I will save them for when I need a particular card that I can add just the right greeting and message to.
So here’s to Friday, the weekend, creativity, sharing, and all the wonderful things to enjoy at life in between.
Cheers & Hugs,