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So this week’s class is focusing us on different ways to use color. Lots of color.

Polychromatic- pol·y·chro·mat·ic:   of two or more colors; multicolored

I don’t always have the same stamps as the instructors use, but I try to create something that will show the technique. In the case of my first card, it was using the same image with multiple colors to create a pretty background. I chose six different colors to create this card. For me, all these colors just say happy!

While it may be difficult in the photo to see, I die cut the word “smile” out of my card front and then replaced it into the same spot and popped it up with foam adhesives.  The second photo shows this better, and you can also see I added a bit of glitter pen ink to each of the butterflies wings.

For this card I used matching ink and cardstock. This gave the effect of a darker image on the panel.  I then went in with matching alcohol markers to give the flower image some depth. The card has a little bit of a scored border around the card base to create some texture. I then cut out my greeting on the front panel and cut part of the panel off and then die cut the same greeting in gold shimmer paper to replace the original. I then added enamel dots to add bit more interest.

 

*Tip- Be careful with how much alcohol ink you use to avoid smearing the dye ink. A light hand is best with this technique.

In this final card I embossed my flower image and die cut it, and then watercolored this using the Altenew Watercolor Pens. The images underneath were done the same. When this is done on the correct paper it is really stunning. I found these watercolor pens to be a joy to use. The tip is quite fine, and allows for even flow on a  really detailed image like this one. I then added an embossed greeting in that bright Sunshine Yellow just to change things up a bit.

I am learning so much with these classes. I also feel I am going outside my comfort zone with creating. I would highly recommend the classes from Altenew Academy. The classes really will help you discover new techniques and new ways of thinking about your designs!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Rachael

 

 

 

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