I had the idea of making waves with watercolor pencil shavings on my Shark Hugs card – and I didn’t expect the wow moment that happened when I tried it!
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The tea strainer used for this background is just one I picked up in the grocery store – any kind will do, just needs to have a fine grate on it. Use it before or after adding water! Anywhere that’s dry, you can blow off the pigment and keep it from sticking; anywhere that’s wet will have the pigment shavings/dust stick there.
When making a round card, let the die hang off the top edge of the fold before diecutting. Then cut a small slice from the BACK panel of the card, parallel to the fold; that will assure the card stands upright rather than rolling off the table.
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- Shark Hugs, Avery Elle Clear Stamps —- no longer available but try Hello Chum
- Arches Cold Press Paper: EH – BLICK
- VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
- Eclipse Tape, Judikins
- Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
- Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils: EH – BLICK
- Spray bottle
- Silver Brush Black Velvet Round #8: EH – BLICK – AMZ
Fantastic, so super cute. The shavings idea is excellent. Thank you for the different views as well, they do make a lot of difference. Here’s to your next creative project x
This is so cool Sandy!
Very cute. I love the new angle. It was interesting to see the watercolor paper texture change when you added water with your brush.
Liked the views on this video – and the pencil shavings technique.
Fun and gorgeous card. I love how you filmed your video, I could see indeed everything you did very well.
Thank you so much for sharing and have a great day.
Love this Sandy, great tips and adorable card. I appreciate you!
WOW, this is so fun! Thanks for the video showing how to shave WC pencils for the background!
The wave coming off the tail is sooooo cool!
Interesting ideas for watercolor penciling. Appreciate the shots at “paper level” – it does help to see exactly what you’re doing on the paper. And I love that shark – hilarious!! Avery Elle did a shark stamp set a few years ago that I have used and used – I’d better get this guy to come play with the old ones and have a shark party!
neat card not sure how you ever thought of this technique