Isn’t this little guy so cute? It’s a beaver, right? Sometimes I get confused, kind of like singing the wrong words to a song. It’s another stamp from the Birthday Buddies set – the fish on this card is from the same set. I used my Inktense Pencils to watercolor him. I think I’ve decided that I prefer my Aqua Painter to a paintbrush, at least when it comes to detailed images. I was making a lot of mistakes with the paintbrush, so I scrapped the whole thing and started over with the Aqua Painter. The Aqua Painter has a fine tip, so maybe that’s why I prefer it.
Also a little bit different for today is that I used watercolor paper. I hardly ever use it, but one thing I did find interesting…. when I use the Neenah paper, the color is absorbed extremely quickly. There’s not a lot of time for blending. So, once I leave the paper to pick up some more color, any stark lines I created will be hard to blend out when I come back. With the watercolor paper, I was able to pick up more color and start where I left off. That was kind of nice.
Also, another thing I did off-camera… I had some blue ink on my hand, and I accidentally touched the paper with it. Ugh! When you’re already done it’s such a disappointment!! It wasn’t a huge spot, but you know I like it to be perfect. So, I just used this sanding block to buff it out. The watercolor paper is very thick and the sand block is not very gritty. So, it came right off and you can’t tell at all. And while I was at it, I used it to sand off a little bit of the stray black embossing powder spots!
Enjoy the video and I’ll be back on Friday for my last collaboration day with Jill Foster. 🙂
- Aqua Painter
- Sizzix Ovals Framelits
- 1/16″ Circle Punch
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Embossing Folder-Spots & Dots