Flicking Watercolor Paint to Make a Card

My friend Elizabeth had sent me watercolor paper leaf shapes and I wanted to play with them. Using a lot of paper under them, so I could make a huge mess. I used a stiffer brush, and my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors in the 36 count set. Here’s a link if you are looking to buy them. http://tinyurl.com/y7kjb6x8
I dipped the brush into the watercolors (that I had pre-wet) and added a little water to the end of the brush. Take your finger and pull the brush fibers toward yourself while aiming it at the leaf or whatever shape you use. Use a bunch of colors until your leaf is covered. They take on a metallic sheen when you add any of the metallic colors near the bottom of the palette of colors. I used tear tape and a little wet glue to adhere them to green card stock.
For the sentiment, I used Rubbernecker Stamps Freehand Phrases #900 (link to them — http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/900.htm )
and stamped it with a darker ink color on the bottom corner of my 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card. I glued the leave to the front of the card on an angle and trimmed away any that was hanging over the edges. I used gold Stickles and went around the edges of the leaf to accentuate it. I added some dots of gold Stickles (here’s a link to Stickles http://tinyurl.com/ycvbpfds ) on the Maple leaf. Any time you use Stickles, make sure you give them a really long time to dry, overnight is best, and keep them out of your work area, or you’ll end up smearing them–not that I would know anything about that. haha.
On the envelope, I used a leaf from the Autumn Glory set of peg stamps in Always Artichoke ink from Stampin’ Up. Here’s a link to the peg stamp I used. Here’s a link to the stamp I used.

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