I started by trying to use a technique that I learnt about on the online Watercolor course (onlinecardcourses.com) which involved embossing a background stamp and then using watercolours to selectively colour small sections. I got off to a good start - stamping with versamark and then heat embossing with white embossing powder. I selected three blues and a turquoise paint and started to fill in the hexagons. All was going well until I dropped the brush and splattered the whole piece and then in a childish tantrum I painted over the piece with more water and left it to the side!! The happy surprise for me was finding it the next day - having dried out it has proved to be quite a pretty background.
|The sentiment is white embossed on vellum|
IndigoBlu Honeycomb Background stamp
Uniko Studio - sentiment from Pure Florals: Gerbera
Windsor and Newton Watercolours
The card is based on the sketch at STAMPlorations