It’s all about the sky

I recently returned to a favourite technique for a couple of card classes. We made a bunch of watercolour backgrounds ready to be turned into cards. This background is one of my favourites. I love the blends and the hint of a sun-kissed hill which just happened as I swiped my watercolour paper panel through smooshed ink.

The pale splats are from splattering water onto a distress ink background then dabbing it up with paper towels. The silhouette flowers are once again from the beautiful darkroom door set, wildflowers vol 1. Often I would use a larger panel or even cover the whole card front. I created this background on a larger panel but trimmed it down to use the best part. That’s why I usually work on watercolour panels larger than I need. By the way we have seen some beautiful skies lately, hope you are catching some too.

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6 Comments on “It’s all about the sky”

  1. June says:

    If you work on larger watercolor paper, then are the backgrounds mounted on white card stock to create the border?
    I love the technique.

  2. nancystiz says:

    That IS a glorious background! I’d never think to mix those colors and how dramatic they look. It’s perfect for the wildflower silhouettes!

  3. Loll says:

    Gorgeous sky for your silhouette flowers, Heather. LOVE that colour combo. xx

  4. nise says:

    Stunning! Your sky is so pretty. I am often mesmerized by the colors above and you echoed nature wonderfully.

  5. Pat says:

    What a fabulous smooshed background Heather and colours are beautiful, and love the DD silhouette flowers which you have added over the top. x

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