My watercolor class will conclude it's 3-part series on Monday with making some Christmas cards based on things we have learned (color mixing and control of water) and combining them with some techniques for texture.
Using Brenda Swenson's beginner wc book for our text…we are exploring her preferred textures: Saran plastic wrap (see background on top card), masking fluid (see snow flakes on bottom card), lifting (see moon and snow drifts in second card.
I am using really inexpensive card stock as it actually works better for wet techniques. Because it doesn't like to be taped down, however…we are using stic-tak on the corners of the cards to hold them to our support boards.
I am limiting everyone to one #10 round and one 3/4" flat brush for the cards.
If you look very closely you will see there are Christmas lights in the palm trees (moon glow gel pens). This IS Florida after all.