Melissa here with you today and I’m sharing my process for prepping cardstock for paint. I love incorporating watercolors, ink splats and various other paints with my card making.
For this post, I’ve included a process video so, make sure to watch that for all the details.
– I use clear gesso so that the color of the cardstock shows through.
– Use something with a flat edge to spread the gesso. It creates a cool texture!
– A heat tool/gun works fabulous for drying a project quickly.
– Use at least an 80 lb. weight, smooth cardstock. For these cards I used Neenah brand. The heavier weight holds up to the paint and water mediums better.
Alright, to see the full process, check out my video below:
Here are the full photos of the two cards I created after using the watercolor cardstock.
Some design notes: I love how the watercolor cardstock gives just a touch of added texture to the card while not overpowering. The colors I chose were purposeful in that it would bring out the colors of the papers and embellishments.
How fun is that cluster of sequins??? I use to never know quite know how to incorporate sequins. Especially on a card. But, I’ve been experimenting and that is the best thing one can do. Experiment. Sure there will be some cringe worthy mistakes but, there will also be those fun little treats!
I love utilizing ephemera for my cards. The watercolor background helps to anchor the overall design of the following card.
How fun is that Wild about You card??? I used some mist, from my stash, to spray and bring out the words. These are included in the November kit and this one was begging to be used on a card!
While all product, with the exception of the paints and mist, are from the kit, I did throw in some enamel dots from my stash to help finish off the overall design of the card.
Thank you for joining me for this Art Studio post. Hope you get an opportunity to add some fun watercolors to your cards!
Go check out the gorgeous Swan Lake kit HERE. It really is stunning! I’m still creating with it!