Cardmaking, Two Minute Tips

Two Minute Tip: Don’t clean your watercolor palette yet!

Join Sandy for a watercolor tip on why you should wait to clean your watercolor palette when you have leftover red, yellow and blue!

Two Minute Tip: Don't clean your watercolor palette yet!

Hi there! I’m Sandy Allnock, and I find it hard to teach anything in two minutes. LOL! So my video went over by a squidge, I hope that’s okay with you!

I thought I’d share about something you can do with the watercolor left on your palette after a project…have something brown in mind! Here’s the video:

How easy is that? Red + blue + yellow = brown! Just use different shades and quantities to make the kinds of browns you need. The first of the cards uses the new Hands die – all those great ethnically-painted hands are celebrating someone doing a GREAT JOB! I die cut the Block Words out of white cardstock, then cut the same out of black and inserted them so it’s nice and flat, and popped up all the hands. The confetti? Nuvo drops!

Two Minute Tip: Don't clean your watercolor palette yet!

Next up are the clean and simple Fortune Cookie cards – all I needed was some dimensional adhesive, and the stamp set that has so many fabulous sentiments for the insert and the card.

Two Minute Tip: Don't clean your watercolor palette yet!

My favorite of these cards pleases my sweet tooth! I used the cookies from Ginger House and Baker Lady elements to create a background with Twilight ink, the Letterboard dies to make the tray, and a sentiment also from Baker Lady. The cookies can be decorated as I did with Nuvo drops – or think about all the gems, glossy accents, and other products that can be used! There are stamps that you can use with them but just cutting out the dies lets you have freedom to decorate your own way!

Two Minute Tip: Don't clean your watercolor palette yet!

If you’re a Bible Journaler – you might want to know about the books! I wrote one book with tutorials/instructions, and a workbook that I showed in the video – that is printed on Bible paper. It’s awesome for trying out techniques and practicing things before going to your Bible. I painted on a page that has rocks to color in – and by mixing browns and greys together, it created some beautiful rocks! 

Two Minute Tip: Don't clean your watercolor palette yet!

If you’ve wanted to try watercolor and just haven’t gotten around to it – my suggestion is to start with the 6 Essentials set from Daniel Smith. You can get a fancy palette and half-pans to go with them, but – you can also start out squeezing out a little bit on a plate to paint with! I have a Watercolor Jumpstart class that you can do with just the essentials, or with other colors you have….it’s a good starter and has lots of watercolor tips in it too!

I hope you’ll have some great uses for that leftover paint on your palette too! Sandy


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