A couple of weeks ago I saw Kristina Werner make a Christmas card with some simple watercolor triangles and a black pen. I made a note to try this myself - with a few changes.
Kristina used narrow painters tape to mask of triangles to paint her shapes in. I just free-handed my triangles.
Kristina used watercolors. I used the ink from Distress Markers in seven varieties of green.
Kristina left the foreground white. I used the markers like watercolor to create snowbanks.
We both used fine line marker to draw decorations on the trees and stamped a greeting in black.
Kristina used some metallic markers to color in her ornaments. I used a distress tool to rough up the edges. On some I used distress ink to color the rough edges.
Here is my lineup:
The first has no inking of the edges -
On this one I just inked the edges -
This one got the corners of the page inked as well as the rough edges -
For this one I inked the corners BEFORE roughing the edges and then inked the edges by dragging directly on the ink pad. I also inked the edges of the base card -
This last one I accidently spattered it with ink while doing the watercoloring on another one. I LIKE that effect. I distressed the edges less on this than on the others.
Look at the cool spatter effect -
As it happens I like the tree decorations best on this one, too.
All 5 of them were mounted to a light moss card base.
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