OLW 23 Heavy MetalPosted: October 11, 2010
I used a tried and true layout for Susan’s One Layer Wednesday challenge this week. We had to use metal somewhere on the card so I opted for metallic embossing powder. I know snowflakes are not really silver but in my magical sky with northern lights I wanted silver snowflakes. Lately I have been using this layout with sponging but decided to use watercolour this time. A couple of post-it notes are not quite enough of a barrier for water and ink on watercolour paper so my edges are a little more “relaxed”; there are a few breakouts of ink here and there. I decided to stick with them as that is what watercolour tends to do. The watercolour paper dictated the size of the card so it is 3.5″x5″.
After masking with the post-it notes I embossed the snowflakes then wet the whole panel and applied colour with ink and markers, moving it around with aqua painters until I was happy with the design.
Even though I have lived in Canada for 10 years now I have yet to see the Northern lights; this design came straight out of my imagination.
Stamps: Snowflakes, Short and Sweet
Inks: Versamark, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Not quite Navy
Cardstock: Fabriano Hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Silver e.p. aqua painter