I really should just keep my camera in my craft room. I often leave it downstairs while crafting, and I am too lazy to get up and get it. So that is why I rarely have tutorials.
But I am going to try and change that this year and either keep the camera upstairs, or just stop being such a slug! Yesterday I had a very similar card in a blue/green/yellow color scheme. Today I was going for red, oranges, and pinks.
Now let me preface this tutorial by saying that not only am I lazy, but I am often called the "Tornado Scrapper" or a "Bull in a China Shop." I am often disorganized, sloppy, and often it is a miracle that I can produce anything that is remotely pretty. So if you are looking for pristine and professional, you have come to the wrong place! For instance, I couldn't find my painter's tape so I pulled out my masking paper and ripped enough to cover 4 sides of a piece of watercolor paper.
Do you see how neat I am?
You can use any watercolors, but I just bought Peerless watercolors and I am totally in love with them. They remind me a bit of the paint by number books with the little paper paint palettes at the bottom of the page. The colors are so pretty and vibrant!
(Notice I cropped most of my desk out. Organizational nightmare!)
Just dip your brush in a bit of water and pick up the color from the paper.
When you are painting you can be pretty haphazard about it since the Masking paper is covering the area you want to remain white.
I used red, orange, and yellow here.
While the paint was still a bit wet, I pulled off the making paper. You are left with a really cool clean white edge.
Here is the one I had created for yesterday's card. You can click HERE if you would like to see that card using this same technique.
Here is another look at my card. You would never know that its creator is a total train wreck in the craft room. ;)
I hope you would be so kind as to leave a comment. This gal needs lots of encouragement! LOL!