Tuesday, 6 October 2015
I made this card for a commission. I had a good old play on the background! Watercolours, Shimmerz, alcohol hand gel, and Inktense. If you drop alcohol on to wet watercolour you can get really cool effects. I don't have any of that type of alcohol so I experimented with hand gel. It does work but you need the watercolour to be wet and juicy to get the best effect. This is subtle but it works as a background.
The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh, and are strung on some cotton. Like For Ever are the only UK stockist of Pretty Pink Posh products, so I get my sequins there - saves on postage from the US.
For the sentiment I used my Dymo. I always start of enthusiastic, I love the effect and you can get all sorts of coloured tapes. After about 10 clicks and twists my wrists start complaining I remember why I don't use the Dymo that often!