Here's a beach card for you. I love the dreamy mood created in the beautiful photo by Paper House, and decided to use it as my focal point,and inspiration.
To make this I sprayed my dry watercolors with water,scribbled on some water soluble oil pastels on my craft mat, and made little puddles of paint of the blues,greens, and purples I planned on using. Using watercolor paper, I misted about half the page, and applied a small amount of paint. I misted again, and tilted the page in different directions to let the paint run, then again to soften any hard edges. I used a heat gun to dry it,then put on more layers in different colors. I also used metallic watercolors,and watercolor pencils. I took small amounts of teal liquid pearls and brushed them on all the edges of the paper,flowers, and on random spots on the glitter.
You can see I flicked on paint all around. To create more texture I used glass glitter in clear and champagne,shells, bling, and sequins. The page got too busy, so I brushed on some white watercolor,and white acrylic paint. I rubbed on pearl mica power all over the card. To finish up I put more diamond glitter glue on the edges of the flowers.
The little girl is from a greeting card I cut up, and the great egret is from a photo I took locally.
The flowers are watercolors over dry gesso, followed by clear glass glitter and pearl mica powder.
Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!