Paper Rose Studio: Autumn Sunset

I recently created a super hero card inspired by  Jennifer McGuire water colour and syran wrap technique that I got so in the zone when I was creating that  I ended up doing many many many panels, I just could not stop.  Here you can see I created some with reds, yellow, oranges, as well as purples and blues.


This technique is super easy and fun with really cool results. 

I started out by cutting down some of my canson water color paper, then pulled out the rest of my supplies such as my Gansi Tambi paints, plastic wrap, paint brushes and water.  To begin the process I made the paper super wet with the clean water so the color would move nicely. I covered the whole of the paper with the different colours, making sure to add more water to make sure the technique would work and the paint wasn't drying to quickly. Once I had it where I liked it I added a big piece of plastic wrap on top of the paper and scrunching it as I added it.   I made sure the whole panel was covered with the plastic wrap, then I just sat it aside to dry, in some cases I added a heavy book to it, and this just made the final result a little more dramatic and defined. 

I set all the panels aside to dry and moved on to the die cutting. I pulled out the Gum Tree from Paper Rose and die cut it several times using heavy black cardstock. I wanted to have some strength and sturdiness. I die cut this tree out no lie about ten times as I wanted to have extra to layer, as you can see from the image above I layered two trees together in some of the cards.  Once the water colour panels were dry I ran them through my gemini jr with the A6 stitched rectangle dies, I use stitched dies on everything I just love how it finishes things off.  

What’s your go to die or supply, I would love to know so drop me a comment below. 

Now it was time to work on building the cards, I kept them similar in size for the most part but there is slight differences in layers and dimensions.

 For each card I coordinated the colours of layers to match the backgrounds as best as I could, just made things pop.

 All cards measured bigger than I usually create, they were 5x 6½ , the painted panels I die cut measured 5½ x 3¾. The layers now varied a bit from each other just slightly. For the bottom blue and purple card, the black layer measured 5 5/8 x 3 7/8, the shimmery white cardstock measured 5 7/8  x 4¼ and the purple measured 4¾ x 6 1/16 

Once I had all my card layers cut and my bases scored It was time to assemble them, I used a lot of foam tape and fun foam to stack these together. I wanted a lot of dimension and interest because I kept the design really clean and simple.

 Now here is were I made a boo boo and botched the blue card slightly. I had recently taken a class with Dina Wakley and had some of her collage words and I thought it would look awesome on the card, well I had not used these before, I didn't have the right glue and as you can see it didn't turn out as good as I hoped, but I thought I would still share to show you that we all have our fails.   I still had the urge to add a sentiment to the front of each of these cards but I decided to resist after that fail and leave the cards well enough alone. I did end up adding some Tonic Aqua shimmer to the treas to bring a little bling into the mix. 

So what do you do when you have a fail, do you trash the card, try to cover it up, or tear it apart?  

Love to hear from you. 

I hope you found some inspiration and my directions were simple and clear. 

Have a wonderful week and don't forget to come over to the Paper Rose Community Page and play along.

 Remember to use Paper Rose Stamps and Dies also. 


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