First, I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to read Monday’s post. If I can’t share something crafty with you, the least I can do is share cute puppy pics, right? Frannie is such a willing assistant too. And I’d like to apologize for the technical snafu. Everything appears to be fixed now thanks to my amazing webmaster. Yay! I could tell you what happened but it’s long and complicated and probably boring. Time to move on to the post I had intended to share on Monday…
The Paper Pumpkin Kit for April was a great kit. It was designed by our very own CEO, Sara Douglass, and it included a free gift this month. This kit was very generous and included a ton of goodies to make 12 cards. The free gift was a small pack of our mini Watercolor pencils. They work just as well as our full size pencils.
Here is the first card in the kit, which also happens to be my favorite. To get the watercolor effect, simply color the watercolor paper with the pencils, and then using a paintbrush and water or Aquapainter, blend the colors together. The more water you add, the lighter the color will become. I start with very little water and then add more as needed.
Here is Card #2 from the kit. The heart is supposed to have more of an ombre look, but it just didn’t work out that way. I could have gone back and added more of the darker pink to the bottom half if I wanted to take the time. I think it still looks good the way it is.And here is Card #3. I used only a blue and a yellow watercolor pencil here, but by blending the two in the middle, I ended up with green in the middle.For this last card, I improvised on the directions given. The suggested sentiment on this card was “For the Best teacher”. My kids are in high school and they really don’t want to embarrass themselves by taking in teacher appreciation gifts. So, I knew “For the Best teacher” wasn’t going to do me any good. And since the kit included several different word choices, it was easy to substitute something else.
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