Saturday, 3 March 2018

Watercolour and Sequin Shakers

This month's theme at Spiegelom Scraps is watercolour and shaker pockets, and this is my first DT piece of the month.

I played around with some of my Daniel Smith watercolours on some 12x12 300gsm watercolour paper.  I buy a pad of 16x12 and trim the down to 12x12.  It also leaves two 4x6 or postcard sized pieces to practice on.

I picked my sequin mix before deciding on anything else.  Authentic You has navy, teal, gold and peach sequins in lots of different shapes, sizes and finishes.  I pulled out some card and vellum from my stash to match.

I fussy cut a couple of butterflies from a scrap of (Maggie Holmes?) patterned paper.  I cut the same shape out of mirri card twice and adhered the together.  The two gold layers are facing each other and reflected a lovely warm gold glow under the butterflies wings.

I hoard pretty vellum so I'm quite chuffed I was brave enough to cut in to this sheet!  I love that it allows the watercolour to show through.

I also made a tiny shaker pocker and stuffed it with as many Authentic You sequins as would fit!!

I added a few more sequins around the edge making sure I picked out some of the more unusually shaped ones.

One of the vellum panels is part of a free cut file from SpiegelMom Scraps, which again looks fab over the watercolour.

Thanks for looking!

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