For today's design team project we've made it easier for you to hop around the whole team and see all the USArtQuest projects together. After starting at the USArtQuest blog itself, you should have come to me from the talented and generous [did you see she had a giveaway?]
We were all supplied with a wonderful MicaColor watercolour palette, again something I've seen many times but never actually owned. I've always meant to make my own up, but never got round to it [sound familiar?]
With just a small amount of water you can make a really rich, creamy metallic paint
or with more water, you can produce a more 'watercolour' effect. The colours in the palettes co-ordinate beautifully so I chose the blue, gold and brown to make a shimmery ATC.
I laid down three patches of blue paint, followed by gold,
When using a paintbrush and paints I always want to blend my colours together nicely, and yet I love the effect of strong contrast, so I've got over this by putting my colour down onto a piece of foil (as I can never find my teflon mat lol; another alternative is a plastic box lid)...
...then taking a print off this by laying my card on top.
Hey presto, a marbled like effect which I'm more than happy with :)
I often wipe my paintbrush onto a piece of paper before washing it clean, which then means I have lovely sweeps of colour to stamp over then cut out.
MicaColour is thick and creamy enough to stamp with, just use a little water to get enough paint onto your brush, then apply this to your stamp
I made up some more pieces of card with the MicaColour paint and stamped an apt saying onto a co-ordinating piece to create my ATC
I'll pick a name using random generator next Monday [6th September] and send this ATC to the lucky person, along with a few USArtQuest bits to play with yourself.
Now it's time for the last stage of the hop, and a visit to
whilst I sit here thinking - pearly roses , now they'd be nice to make with these paints :)