Have you ever just wanted to sit down and play? Get totally messy, and not have a plan? Well that's what today's color me Monday is! Just plain old messy fun! Sometimes it's really relaxing to just start out with no plan in mind, and just see where the mess takes you! Watercolors are great for this. They are also great for beginners who are feeling timid about the whole watercolor mixed media thing . . . because you can't mess up! Watercolors have a tendency to just dance all over the paper, and your always left with a beautiful masterpiece!I used this gorgeous marble by Eddie Seese as my rainbow swirl inspiration.
When your creating a card like this I like to make 2 or 3 samples and pick my favorite. This way you will have a choice and feel like you have more freedom to experiment.
It's okay to continue to spray with a little water to make the colors move around. When the water starts to puddle at the top and bottom of the paper, simply use a paper towel to barely touch those areas and it will soak up the excess color.
The Stickles make all the rainbow colors really POP!
If you've never given this a try go out and buy some watercolors and just start experimenting! I promise you it will be very relaxing and rewarding, and you'll have lots of unique watercolor cards to give to family and friends!