My plan was to use my rarely used set of watercolour pencils to add rainbow colours to die cuts. The die cuts were made with a set of three wave border dies by Lawn Fawn. The outcome was not what I thought it would be but I went with it anyway.
What did not turn out quite right for me was the colouring. It looked more pencil-scibbled than watercoloured which was not what I was after. Check out the steps below to find out what I did to tone that down.
- Align a wave border die diagonally from the top right corner, with the scallops faced upwards, onto a piece of cardstock and send it through a die cutting machine. Repeat with another die in a similar fashion. I changed up the direction of the dies upon reaching the fifth die cut piece. That is to say the scallops aligned downwards from the fifth piece onwards.
- Colour the die cuts with watercolour pencils and a waterbrush. I coloured in rainbow order. Since I was not happy with the colouring, I blended each piece of die cut with a Dew Drop Platinum Planet ink. This faint silvery pigment ink helped tone down the raw appearance and added some sheen onto the die cuts.
- Align and secure the die cuts onto a card base. I used a tape runner for this purpose so that I can easily remove any piece that needed to shift to the right spot.
- Die cut five “Hello”s on plain cardstock and adhere them one on top of the other. I coloured the word with a gold marker.
- Adhere the word onto the card base with glue. My favourite is the one from Konishi.