A week ago we had the privilege of watching our older daughter graduate from university. She has worked very hard, achieved excellent results and is off to undertake a Master’s in September. I chose her card from a selection I made last year; it could be a sunset or sunrise and the bird is flying off into it. My first chick is leaving the nest! As you can imagine I am very proud of her but not looking forward to her being miles away. It will be a great excuse to travel and see her though.
The background sunrise was painted wet into wet so I could blend the pink and yellow. I lifted out some yellow in the centre to make it brighter to look like the sun. As you lift the colour out it is important to rinse your brush and remove some of the water; you don’t want to return colour to your panel or create a watermark by dropping in extra water. I waited for the background to dry before stamping grey and black foliage in the foreground and a bird in the sky.
Stamps: Pastoral, Spread cheer (PB)
Inks: Hydrus Watercolour (Dr Ph Martin) I can’t remember which grey and black inks I used?!?
Cardstock: Hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper, grey cardstock, Neenah solar white cardstock