but I just didn't know what to do with it. I didn't think that any of the dies I own would be good for this technique and I'm just not that crazy about water colouring to begin with. I hate to give up so I played around a bit with my PTI Circles Cover Plate. I impressed it into water colour paper and then painted it with an old Twinkling H2O paint pot that I had (Iridescent Red). I liked the effect it gave, but the card front sat around on my counter, unused, for days because I couldn't decide how to finish it. My first thought was a snowflake but every arrangement I tried looked awful. Every once in a while I would revisit the project and finally it all came together. Not easy, but I really love the way it turned out. Thanks so much to Erin for highlighting this technique and for bringing out her H2O's. I had forgotten all about them!
This detail shot shows how the Iridescent Red Twinkling H2O changes colour depending on how the light strikes the card.
I am also entering my card into the CAS(E) this sketch #101 challenge ...
I'm probably stretching it to call my card CAS, but I think the fact that it's tone on tone in colour helps. In any case, I'm going with it!
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, Vellum, Smokey Shadow; Canson XL Watercolour Paper; DCWV
Stamps: PTI Wet Paint Holiday
Inks: PTI Smokey Shadow
Dies: PTI Wet Paint Holiday Cuts, Snowflake Medley, Fancy Flakes, Damask Snowflakes, Building Blocks
Other: Iridescent Red Twinkling H2O