I love using the watercolor look with bright colors! It's a bit less expected and a lot of fun! I decided to play along with the Avery Elle AEI♥U watercolor challenge with some bright colors and a stamp set that I thought might be a bit of a different choice. I absolutely LOVE the results!
I stamped the speech bubble piece and the sentiment with pink and yellow distress inks. Then I sprayed them with a LOT of water to get them to run all over the place. I hit it with my heat gun to dry it quickly. My next step was to promptly throw the panel in the trash.
I hated it and thought it was a lost cause. THEN...I went on to try a different look that turned out cleaner and 'okay', but I wasn't loving it. I had to go do something and when I came back, the bright panel (in the trash, mind you) caught my eye again. I totally pulled it out and finished this card. For reals. Just keepin' it real and tellin' how it is, folks! THAT was, indeed, my process for this card.
So, I took it out of the trash and decided to add just a touch of blue with my watercolors. I splattered some blue paint onto the panel and squished some larger drops with my finger to spread them a bit. I love it. The colors are awesome, the water ran nicely and then I added a few enamel dots to finish it off and was thrilled! YAY!
You can find the links to the products I used below (all links are affiliate links and I LOVE and appreciate it lots when you use them! :) ) The moral of the story: Look in your trash bin now and then...you may be able to recover one of those toss-aways, after all!
Have a Happy!