Tuesday night’s FB LIVE was a jampacked hour with the butterflies and flowers decorative masks and Pam’s watercolor penciled Panda! We played with blending brushes and over lays, water painters and vellum. I asked Pam if I could share her card here because I love her use of the DSP as the background mat – it was just the perfect touch to her panda image on the card face!
Pam knew she was going to need a large white space for the panda, but simply adding a solid card stock color was going to be too drab. She needed something busy to contrast with the white space, so she turned to DSP! This leafy pattern is from the Heart And Home DSP package found in the Jan-June mini catalog. Adding a third layer with vellum gives more interest without blocking out the leave pattern! Love it!
She colored in the panda and tree image with watercolor pencils, then turned to the water painter to smooth out the pencil marks and added a very light wash of Coastal Cabana to the background for her final detail!
With all of the new DSP’s, stamps, and dies we tend to overlook what our tools can do for us. Vellum adds a layer of interest with sophistication, our watercolor pencils gives us the look of watercolor with little skill needed, and layering colors and images with masking is a simple and frugal technique to add variety and interest. Be sure to go back and try some of these things you may have already purchased, or add one or two to your order to play with! Until next time, keep stamping, keep crafting, and God Bless!Product List