Ever since I saw watercolor pegs on Pinterest I was hooked. Don't get me wrong, prior to this sudden fascination I have never dabbled in painting of any kind and was always intimidated by it. (Colored pencils was more of my thing because if you made a mistake you could just erase it-- watercolor/painting seemed more final to me. )
Luckily watercolor has been forgiving of my amateur hands. I have always liked the watered down look of it almost like it just stained the paper by accident instead of deliberately being placed there.
During my local haunts of cheap-o bookstores and school supply stores I chanced upon blank flash cards that teachers use as a class aid. I didnt think much of it that time until I realized that I keep cutting my watercolor paper to size for cards and stuff.
Then it hit me-- why not just use the bank flash cards as my card base?? The next question would be-- will the cards be able to take the water content?
I took them for a test run this afternoon with my prang watercolor set. Despite being the cheaper one of my 2 sets (the other one being Koi Sakura), the PRANG bleeds more giving that water-stained look that I love.
I am happy to report that these blank flash cards can take the paint pretty well. There are some crumpling because of water content but you can just flatten the card between two heavy books when to straighten once the paint has dried. Take note, though, that the card has two sides -- a shiny and a matte -- and I find that the paint is more absorbed in the matte finish. I'll try next time on the shiny finish to see what I get.
Side note: I did a little calligraphy on one card with my cocoiro pen and it slid effortlessly on the paper. You just have to wait for the ink to dry before moving to your next word -- more patience on my part since im LEFT handed. HAHA
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