Dr. Ph. Martin's, 3 of 4: Elizabeth

The watercolor trend has found it's way into the Studio!  Join us over the next four weeks as we ink up our paintbrushes (and fingers!) with Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Watercolors. 
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Splashing my watercolors on a mini notebook.

Here's a peek inside where a small notepad is attached for those spur-of-the moment notes and ideas.

The notepad is attached with Tombow's Fastener Tabs.  No need to worry about running out of paper!  The back panel can easily have more sheets attached to create a refill.  Tip/Hint:  Mod Podge is fabulous for sealing the top edge of a tiny stack of note paper to create a custom pad.
The front cover consists of three layers of Penny Black's die cut "By the Numbers".  The top layer was cut from watercolor paper.  Layers of Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors and Medium Gel Mat were applied to the surface.  After the desired color intensity was achieved, random areas were scuffed with emerald metallic rub-ons and smudged with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White.  The finished piece was staggered on a black die cut then a white die cut.  Tip/Hint: Offset layering is a great way to add depth as well as a shadow effect to an element.

The main base of the notebook was created from a piece of heavy cardstock covered in painter's tape.  Tim Holtz's printed tissue paper was applied with Medium Gel Mat before the watercolors were splashed on.  I grabbed my Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White again and used a paintbrush to "flick" speckles across the surface.

To seal all the paints and colorful goodness, the finished project was sprayed with Krylon's UV Resistant Clear (Matte) Acrylic Coating.

[Supplies: Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Watercolors; Penny Black: Creative Die - By the Numbers 51-054; Craf-T Products Metallic Rub-Ons; Krylon UV Resistant Clear (Matte) Acrylic Coating; Liquitex Medium Gel Mat, Tim Holtz Tissue Paper; Tombow Fastener Tabs; Painter's Tape; Black Velcro]