I’m back with my final project that I made for Merry Making. The lesson included some absolutely stunning painted cards using gouache. I was fortunate to be gifted a set last Christmas, but I have not had the best results with them. I think this lesson really brought up some great tips and tricks to using gouache. I think one major problem I had in previous attempts was that I treated the paints more like watercolor. Although it’s just fine to do that, it doesn’t produce great opaque results. So this time around I used minimal water. Also, since gouache dries opaque, when painting it is easier to cover up mistakes and add layers of color.
I have yet to master this, but I think as far as achieving opaque results, I am slowly on that track.
Here’s a closer look at the wreath-like card I made.
To finish off the card I used a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and added some gold embossed edging to the layer of the card.
Thanks for checking out all my projects this past week for OCC Merry Making. I’ll be back real soon with more holiday projects!