Style: cardstock, single page illustrations
Format: Glue Binding
If you want a quick and fun way to add some zing to a craft project, journal or scrapbook then these cards are just the ticket. You can even incorporate them with your coloring book pages to add an extra dimension to your art work
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Cosmo Cricket – Just Add Watercolor – Quote Cards Video Review
I hope you enjoyed the video review of the desk pad art cards and the four methods of coloring these cards with products you may already have.
Cosmo Cricket – Just Add Watercolor – Cards Review
On the weekend, I wandered over to a craft shop called Spotlight in Australia. Funnily enough I wasn’t looking for craft supplies but blinds for my office (got those and on special too!). Spotlight generally does not have a lot of coloring supplies so I didn’t hold out any hope of coming back with a haul. On a stand, just as I was leaving, I spotted these cards and another design from the same company. Not having seen these cards before I was quite intrigued as the package did not give away a lot of details. The battery on my phone had gone flat leaving me without any googling ability. On returning home I discovered that this company had a number of products designed for use with watercolors (they sell water color products as well including a swatch stick (looks divine) and pixie dust! How cute is that name!)
Cover & Layout
The art cards that I purchased come in a pack like a notebook of 12 cards. The cards are all printed on heavy card watercolor paper. On each card some gold foil embellishment has already been printed. Using wax resist an image or text has been etched on to the cards which will only be revealed when you add watercolor! It’s like magic!
Cosmo Cricket make a number of different designed cards in different sizes for colorists to just add watercolor to.
Adding the Watercolor
The company has their own range of products that you can use with these cards. As those products were not stocked at my craft shop, I used what was on hand at home and crossed my fingers.
I used Watercolor Pencils, Inktense Pencils, Tombow Markers and some budget watercolor pots. You could also use the products that Cosmo Cricket creates for the “just add watercolor” line or distress inks. You can see the results above.
I discovered when adding the watercolor the best way is to really use a paint brush. With a tombow marker there is some resistance and the color flows a lot quicker and more even with a brush.
As I was filming, I forgot to wipe the color off the cards with a slightly damp towel if there is any laying over the resist area. You need to do this before the card dries (I found this out from experience lol). Handy tip: brush water on the pad first before adding the watercolor as it makes it easier to blend (experience!)
What to do with your Colored Cards
These little cards would make a lovely background, I think, in a picture with a colored image behind it that you have colored. You could also use them for card making, journaling or scrap booking. I am using mine to brighten up the office 🙂
Where to buy Cosmo Cricket Just Add Watercolor products
|In the US You can buy here||In the UK (with limited range) you can buy here||In Canada you can buy here|
Happy coloring x