Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Day 2 - Background with Water Color Pencils

I love working with water color pencils but I don't think to use them for backgrounds.  The background here was created with Faber-Castell Water Color Pencils on dry Tim Holtz Water Color Paper, smooth side.  Then I used a wide brush with clean water and just blended the colors.  I really like how this sky came out.  After the panel was thoroughly dried I stamped several silhouette images from Sweet 'N Sassy stamps with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The panel is mounted on black card stock.

The first picture was taken inside by a window.  Here is another picture taken outside:

Neither really capture the true color of the card in real life!  Thanks for coming by!


  1. Perfection - both the background and the stamp choices in silhouette!

  2. Your silhouette is just stunning against that beautiful watercolored sky, Harriet!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. I love how subtle your background it! It is perfect for the stamp you chose.

  4. this card is stunning, really great use of the technique from class! :)