'Wonders of nature' is this month's topic and to be completely honest with you I had no idea where to start... I can't paint to save my life so I decided to go for my usual life-saver...
'When in doubt, do flowers.'
The idea was to make 4 different cards using one stencil, a set of Brusho powders and a black pen.
I started by cutting watercolour paper into postcard size rectangles.
I put two of the cards together, layered stencil over them and sprinkled Brusho powders - I used 3 different shades of red and Lime Green.
Sprinkled the stencil with water - to achieve different effect, I used more water on the top part while only a little bit on the bottom part.
After removing the cards from under the stencil, I placed the other two cards on top of it - one on the drier half and one on the wetter half of the stencil.
As you can see, the effects are different depending on how much water you used - the bottom cards have more intensive colouring as I didn't use as much water as I did for the top cards. The pigments didn't get a chance to completely dissolve and blend so you can still see little specks of individual crystals on the bottom designs.
Now onto the personalising part... Using black gel pen I outlined the flower designs ...
.... outlined the negative spaces and filled some of them with tangles ...
... drew a frame ...
To finish, I added a sentiment to each of the cards.
TahDah!!! They're ready!
I hope you will have a go at making your own the-same-but-very-different cards too!