Today’s share is a masculine card that has sat on my desk; I’ve enjoyed it every time I sit down to work. This colour Cajun Craze . . . . it’s really a great one to mix in with the darker colours, especially for masculine projects. I really like it here on this old truck in the Country Livin’ stamp set:
I’ve stamped this cool truck using the Archival Black because it doesn’t bleed when watercoloured. Then coloured this guy in with Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, and Smokey Slate. I used an AquaPainter here; you could also use a Blender Pen, but it won’t have the watercoloured look quite the same.
I used the Shimmer White cardstock here; it’s far superior to Whisper White for watercolouring. If you haven’t seen the resource sheet for our cardstocks, please feel free to download. I hope it will be very useful for you.
It’s very faint in the photo, but I also did a was in the background using Soft Sky (how appropriate). All you need to do here is use a lot of water and just a little ink and keep it moving. Just “wash” it around the background area for soft colour.
I also added a bit of the Fine Tip Glue Pen to the windows and let dry. Did you know it works like a clear lacquer as well? Great stuff!
I’ll be sending this card to my father who is a real collector of old junk . . . I mean antiques. There is quite a charm about old trucks, though, especially when they have as good of a paint job as this one on the card has!
I’d love to have you in a class with me during May! Please check out my Calendar for this month and see if anything fits into your schedule. Don’t forget we also have our Extravaganzas coming up before we know it!