I was experimenting with different techniques and watercolours to see what might happen. I even added a little acrylic paint, too. I used salt, cheesecloth, platic wrap, wax, and layers of paint.
The result was a failure overall,
although there were a few sections I really liked. Like these:
So, what do you do with a painting that doesn't work? I could have turned it over and painted on the reverse side, but, ummm, I already did that. Perhaps adding gesso and painting over with acrylics in inks or paints? Or giving the painting a 'bath' or 'shower' to remove some paint might work, too.
Using a large quilting ruler, I ripped those sections I liked from the watercolour paper, and played with gold and black pens.
Adding more details with paint, pen or ink, stamping, or personalizing them are options. Here are some of the cards I made:
I attached the painted shapes to off-white card stock. Some are abstract, and some have recognizable elements.
There are still some interesting areas remaining on the watercolour. Perhaps I'll make a few more cards. Or gift tags,.....or paper collages,.........or?
What would you do?
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz