Wednesday, November 14, 2018

This was fun!

5.5x8.5 matted to 5x7 for framing

double page spread in the small Dylusions journal. Paint and collage

Sorry for the bad photo, but I had to hold the card and tilt it to show the embossing
Cathy and I have started going to a local shop called Smokey Creations in Danville, IN. The owner is Heather, and she sells a variety of handmade journals, greeting cards, her own canvases, and gift items. She also carries a small selection of art supplies. Heather advertised a Christmas card class for $25, using watercolors from Golden. I have not tried these, so we signed up.

She first gave us 8 precut pieces of Tim Holtz watercolor paper and one set of Tim's Christmas stamps. We stamped whatever images we liked in Versa ink, then added embossing powder. This is also Tim's brand, and it turned out very nice. After all 8 cards were embossed, we started to use the watercolors to paint, however we wanted. QOR is the name of the paint, and after using Daniel Smith watercolors for months, I can honestly say I will stick with the Smith. QOR is a thicker, more opaque paint due to a difference in the binders used. The colors are vibrant. I tried mixing a few and had no luck achieving what I wanted. This is just my personal opinion, but to me QOR is more of an acrylic than a true watercolor.

But my thanks to Heather for a great class, and giving us the idea for a lot of future cards. This was a lot of fun, and the time just flew. We will return for other class offerings.

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