Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Technique Tuesday

Hello friends!
Technique Tuesday is here again!
Every Tuesday, I share a technique or two on a Tuesday.
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When I saw this berry fun die set, I reached for watercolor right away.

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It has been a while since I used Distress Crayons.... remember those?
It' time to get them out to play.

Ding---->Before creating your own watercolor paper, think of the images first. What direction or form should it be?
In today's card, I painted the paper first before die-cutting. I applied the watercolor in one direction. You can see that easily with the basket. This helps to add more height visually.

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I kept the images in mind when I created the watercolor paper. I only needed mainly two colors.
Easy enough. The streaks from the Distress Crayons were something unexpected and organic.
Love that! 

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What can I say? This Berry Basket is amazing with that layering of baskets! I love how easy it is to assemble the main basket, the outer basket and the upper rim of basket.
For the berries' details, I highlighted the white with Pico Embellisher and Liquid Pearl.

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Once I did all the die-cutting, it is assembling time! For a change, I used vellum for layering the image and glued the entire basket with berries with double-sided tape. (only $1.99 now)

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Marianne said...

Love this, Virginia! The streaky watercolouring adds so much texture to that fun basket!

Purple Princess said...

Very cool design! I love the basket die!

Helen Gullett said...

Oh love that basket of strawberries. They are amazing and love your coloring.

Denise Bryant said...

LOVE the Berry Basket! Looks like a fun set of dies! Pretty coloring on your card!

conil said...

You're right the directionality of the applied paint really adds to that basket. Love this fresh, happy card. Love, also, that you put it on kraft.

Teresa Doyle said...

This looks beautiful Virginia and so appropriate for the berry season. I had to smile when I saw this box as it looks very much like a ceramic strawberry box that my daughter has. Your coloured it beautifully.

Nora Noll said...

Your painting on the berry basket is FANTASTIC!! I have these crayons but just do not love them but you make me want to give them another try!! GREAT card!!

Harriet said...

Wonderful card and yes, I remember Distress Crayons.

Sue D said...

so sweet with the basket of strawberries. I like the vellum panel too and thanks for the tips.

Linda BL said...

love how you painted the basket! I have Distres inks, distress markers, but have not tried the Distress crayons.