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Day 2 for ICAD and I went bright and cheery – the complete opposite of the RDF (rain, drizzle, and fog!) that’s happening outside my window!

if you believe…

I covered my index card in Ranger Tissue Tape – love that stuff! – and then added blobs of fluid watercolour to the left side. I only have a few so I had to mix the orange and purple and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. Once all my blobs of paint were lined up, I used the side of my hand to swipe them across the card. πŸ™‚

I’m still kicking myself for not taking a pic of my hand, it was pretty cool with all the colours!

Once the paint dried, I laid a Crafter’s Workshop Stencil down and swiped light molding paste over it, which I then heat set to cause bubbling and that velvety finished look. Because the molding paste is wet, it mixed with the watercolours beneath and added some colour to the paste – it looks pretty neat IRL and it has a lot of texture and dimension!

The stencil actually reads, “if you believe you can you will” but I wanted to just use the first part so you can fill in the rest. For example, if you believe it will be warm and sunny, it will! Wishful thinking?

Once it was finished, I felt like the words didn’t stand out enough so I used my black fine tip Sharpie to line the letters and add a little doodling around the edges.

Here’s hoping my bright, cheery, and hopeful card brings brighter days…soon!