Wednesday, August 3, 2016

97 Percent

That's the percentage of the earth's water found in its oceans. Fortunately for us paper crafters, that leaves plenty for us to play with on our cards.

Today's background was made using the same technique as yesterday (painting Smooch on a transparency to make a print), but this time I used less Smooch and a WHOLE LOT more water, even spraying on extra with a spritzer. While the effect on yesterday's card is dense, opaque, and even lumpy, adding a lot more water evokes a light and shimmery wash.

Use your portion of the three percent of earth's water that isn't in the oceans to make some watery goodness, and if you're so moved, investigate ways you might help those who don't have access to clean drinking water get some. For instance, there's the United Methodist Committee on Relief's WASH program, or any number of other programs working around the world and close to your home.

Just a watery thought.

stamps: Papertrey
ink: Memento Luxe black and rhubarb stalk
paper: Papertrey white, black
accessories: red rhinestone, Smooch, water, brush, transparency, water spritz bottle


  1. I have one smooch in my collection but I must give this technique a go.

  2. Something I must try- especially since we live lake side!

  3. Such a serene and lovely card with your touch of red focusing on the heart of the message.


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