Happy New Year-2015!Wow, it feels like December was the shortest month ever! I do hope it was a wonderful one for you. Now it is time for somethin' new--Yes, new is the challenge theme this month at the Mixed Media Card Challenge and tissue is the optional item.
Here is my card for this month:
My first step was penciling in the rocks onto watercolor paper. I adapted a sea foam stencil to create a perch for the bird. I used a extra fine black calligraphy marker (new to me) called Elegant Writer by Speedball and followed a few new techniques Karlyn Holman teaches on this You Tube video. I outlined the stones with the marker. Wetting the black circles causes the ink to bleed and so I brushed the ink onto the background. When it became too wet I gently tapped it dry with a tissue. Moving the water changes the colors to shades of pink. The ink becomes permanent when dry and then other watercolors can be added. It is a fun process and I hope to try it again in other applications.
Magenta bird stamp is water-colored and added white accents with a Signo pen and stamped the sentiment in archival black ink. The card with the Hampton Arts sentiment "spread your wings and fly " is appropriate for a wide variety of occasions where one is making a new beginning.
You can find all the details for the Mixed Media Card Challenge here.
Hope you have fun playing along with the MMCC this month!
Thanks for stopping by!