The Theme for November’s ATC Swap was Fairies.
As in Fairy Tale Fairies, what were you thinking?
anyways, after I did about nine Fairy cards, I started hearing “Tiny Bubbles” song playing in my head…so there you go.
The background of the bubbles is courtesy of my five year old niece, Sarah, when I had out the watercolor paint and watercolor “crayons” for her to play with. I cut up the water color paper and figured I would use it sometime….and I did.
Aside from using my watercolors, I was also trying the new-to-me Pearl Ex-Pigments to make the bubbles. I have to say Pearl Ex-Pigments are very versatile, there are many ways to use them, and if you know me at all, you know that I love versatility!
Just on these two cards I used them in several different ways. The antique silver pigment I mixed up with water and arabic gum powder which I keep in a small sealed container, this keeps it moist.
On the pinkish color (interference red) I did the same mix, but kept it in a shallow dish in the open air and allowed to dry as a cake of paint would. I also tried mixing in different watercolors to add color, I added purple to the dish and blue directly to the paint already on the paper.
I’m just getting started!
(BTW: Don’t start a land war in Asia, brahaha!!;))