Wednesday, July 24, 2019

neon goes pastel

OK. So a while ago I had a fling with neon  (for the CUTplorations challenge). And then I ran into neon watercolors at the Creativeworld in Frankfurt. Had to add them to my stash and had a good play with them trying out some hand lettering.

Each time I was done with one color and hand lettering, I added a splash of water to a spare piece of cardstock and dabbed the brush off on it. Had to do something with the panel when it was complete, right?

black and white acrylic paint

I stamped an old BG stamp over it the watercolored panel (with white pigment ink) and because I just love neon with B/W I had to give the whole thing some splatters with watered down paints too. A couple washi strips finished it off.

I need to remember to let the heavy stuff go as I head to Michigan and my dear Dad whose heart is getting weaker and weaker...

I'm linking up at:
Bastel Traum - AG
Craft Stamper - TIMI July
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor July


Anita in France said...

What a dreamy, pastel-neon background, Maria ... it's gorgeous ... and so perfect with that bold black sentiment, such a great contrast! Safe travelling ... thinking of you and your Dad ... and keeping you both in my prayers. Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

I love this .... the colours look fab and go so well with the bold sentiment. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Kara Lynne said...

Well said, Maria, let the heavy stuff go. I pray that your time with your dad is a blessing to you both. Your pastel neons are beautiful and that gold washi is such a great detail.

Crafty Humphreys said...

Lovely project, really like the soft colours and how you've put it all together. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Suz Humphreys xxx

nancy littrell said...

I am so sorry about your sweet Dad's heart disease, Maria. Hopefully making your wonderfully artsy background with your sentiment was helpful therapy for you during this difficult time. Love how you did not waste any of your paint. Hugs..Nancy

Rika said...

Stunning card!

Ina G said...

Such a lovely soft subtle background Maria. Super simple layout. Thanks for joining us at HLS Watercolour Challenge this month.

foleysfriend said...

What a gorgeous background - wouldn't have guessed that it wasn't totally intentional when you created it. It's the perfect background for the bold sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge.

sue n.

Claudia said...

Hi Maria, this looks simply fantastic, a great idea to try perhaps with the few neon colours I have too. Love it!

Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

Hugs and good luck
DT bastel-traum challenge

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