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Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup

Hi All!

When I saw the Alphabet Soup set, I got excited because you can personalize the card, which I love to do. I can also use the letters in my scrapbooking – I love the empty ones because I can color them to match my layout.

This card probably works better as a get well or warm wishes, but I needed a birthday card, so birthday it is. Gosh, this kind of card is so hard for me! The watercolor look isn’t very clean and crisp, so it makes me uncomfortable. With backgrounds, no problem, but coloring focal objects is difficult. Here is a close-up of the soup:

Alphabet Soup

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Peerless watercolors used: soup (Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Deep Yellow); spoon (Neutral Tint); bowl (Butterfly Wing Blue, Peacock Blue); pasta (Ecru); mushroom (Warm Sepia); Puddle (Flesh Tint); leaves (Olive Green);

Hero Arts Alphabet Soup
Hero Arts Alphabet Soup
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Big Greetings
Big Greetings
Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Basic
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Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
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Masking Fluid
Masking Fluid
DecoFoil Foam Adhesive
DecoFoil Foam Adhesive
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Nesting Circle Dies
Nesting Circle Dies
S.COM|BLSY
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
SSS Fog Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
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Micron Pens
Micron Pens
AZN|BSY
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
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Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen

Comments

  1. wrote on February 28th, 2018 at 6:01 am

    Connie

    I’m sure Cristy will like the birthday card. It is so unique and will definitely be a stand-out. I was always told that the looser the watercolour, the better. So, based on that premise, yours definitely gets full marks! I also find it’s good sometimes to go outside my comfort zone. As a result, we may see more of these type of watercolours from you (smile).

  2. wrote on February 28th, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Connie

    Oops, Darlene, forgot to mention that you didn’t tell us what type of brush you used except that it was quite pointed. I’d be interested to know what brand it is. I’m enjoying my Silver Black Velvet brushes but they aren’t the choice of everyone.

    • wrote on March 2nd, 2018 at 11:36 am

      darlene

      I left that brush in water overnight and the label peeled off, so I don’t know. I think any small-medium round brush would work fine. Sorry about that!

  3. wrote on February 28th, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Andrea

    I think the watercoloring is great, Darlene! I admire you for stepping out of your comfort zone and sharing this with us. I am also ultra-impressed that you were able to use masking fluid without tearing your paper. I have a love-hate–or maybe just a hate-hate–relationship with masking fluid! 😛 I may have been able to use it once without my paper ripping, though I’m not sure if that’s an accurate memory. I let it dry thoroughly, and I let the watercolor dry thoroughly before removing the masking. My most recent attempt I didn’t even do the watercolor. I just applied the masking fluid & let it dry, then tried to remove it, so if it did rip the paper, I wouldn’t have wasted a lot of time painting. Yep–rip city! 🙁 I’ve tried different masking fluids, different papers, not applying too thick a coat of fluid–every variable I can think of. No luck! Any secrets you may know that I don’t yet? It’s just so frustrating, especially when no one else seems to have as much trouble as I do! Anyway, I do love how your card came out Great job on the color scheme especially. Thank you for sharing this! 😺 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on March 2nd, 2018 at 11:28 am

      darlene

      Hi Andrea. Yes, I’ve had that happen to me. I gave up on a card because I couldn’t get the masking fluid to come off without ripping the paper. However, I never have trouble when I’m using the fluid on small areas or when I splatter it – it comes right off with no trouble. Larger areas tend to rip. At least, that has been my observations. Have you tried that variable in your experiments?

  4. wrote on February 28th, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    okiedee

    Cute set…lots of different ways to use it…love how you crafted your card…Cristy will love it.
    I think that may be a fancy cut carrot..perfect color for it. I put carrots in just about all soups! Even pinto beans!
    Thanks for the tutorial. Will have to get some of that liquid masking…looks easy to use and no cutting!
    Hugs, Dee in Oklahoma

  5. wrote on February 28th, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Carol Mac

    Yum! I think your soup looks great. I am like you…I like everything perfectly coloured, etc., so that’s probably why I don’t do much water colouring. Although I just invested in a 36 set of Gansai Tambi Watercolors and have enjoyed playing!

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