Tea Stands for Tuesday and the Second on the Second
Happy Tuesday. I don't think this is the first time Tuesday has fallen on the second of the month but anyhow it gives us a chance to bring up an old post. Since I was talking about masking and watercolor last week I thought I'd show again another technique I use. Here is a second look at an earlier Tuesday post.
Thank goodness Tuesday rolls around once a week. I've been sadly neglecting my blog but I can't miss a chance to meet up with the T Tuesday gang at Elizabeth's Altered Book Lovers blog. For awhile now I've had an idea I wanted to play with. I wanted to use masking tape and watercolors to create some cards.
My first hurdle was finding water color card stock. I did find some but only in the 5x7" size. I would have liked some smaller ones as well. None the less, I settled down with my bottle of water and my supplies.
I used the tape to mask off some abstract shapes and then used water color to fill in those shapes. Simple. This is my first experiment with this idea. I see lots of opportunity for improvement but I'm satisfied with the way the process works and will be making some more cards in the future. I will probably use a broad nib pen to add a sentiment like Happy Birthday or Best Wishes or some such. I often leave that until I know what purpose I am going to use the card for.
Time to visit Altered Book Lover and see what others have chosen to give us a second look at.