My card today is my take on to Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge #240 " Watercolor Resist"
I was not sure I really wanted to do this challenge for two reasons. One reason is that I have not done much - if any - watercoloring and two because I didn't have any rubber cement. I found a beautiful 12 x 12" sheet of really nice watercolor paper that I must have purchased for a challenge I never did LOL and tried to improvise with something other than rubber cement but in the end I had to go to the hardware store and buy some real rubber cement. The best thing for you to do would be to go to PTI's blog and watch Lexi Daly's video of the process. She explains it very well but I will share some about my experience with this technique : )
I washed the paper using water and a very light colored re-inker. I'm not sure it this is "legal" heehee but I do not own any water colors. This worked great! After the paper was completely dry you were to then drizzle rubber cement all over your paper. I wanted a fine line so I put some rubber cement in a baggie and punctured the bag with a needle. The stream of cement still came out thick at first but once the flow was started it was pretty easy to get thinner lines.
So far so good : )
After the rubber cement was completely dry I washed the paper again with water and re-inkers but this time I used a darker re-inker called "Flamingo" which is supposed to be pink but turned out really orange and a little bit of green. I dried the paper with my heat gun and added more rubber cement. When that application of rubber cement was totally dry I washed the whole thing with my Flamingo re-inker.
This morning when I woke up I removed the rubber cement and this was what it looked like
Not so bad : ) It is hard to see in the picture but the first wash of light pink was sealed by my first application of rubber cement. The next wash of orange and green were sealed by the second application of cement and finally the top layer of orange was the main color you see in my "egg".
A couple of things that I experienced:
Less is more! While the end result was ok it really was hard to get the rubber cement off the paper - without ripping the paper
Mixing Orange and Green in watercoloring? bad idea. Once those two colors met it became ugly and "muddy".
Rubber cement stinks to high heaven! and it really doesn't go very well with lunch! : )
At one point during this process I almost tossed it but in the end I say A+ Lexi for a challenging challenge with sweet results! Please follow THIS LINK TO LEXI'S BLOG for some additional and super cute! projects using this technique.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!!
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