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  • Writer's pictureCiara

Watercolour Sun/Moon ATC

Updated: Sep 13, 2020

Hello Everyone, and thank you so much for stopping by. While reading the Atlantis Grail series by Vera Nazarian I was inspired to create what I thought the sun would look like while leaving earth in a space ship. When its brightness couldn't hide the stars and they would shine with equal beauty.

As this is an artist trading card (ATC) I cut my watercolour paper down to 2x5 by 3x5, taped my cut cards down to a hardboard to add a white border and help with any warping of the paper. I used a circle die to draw my circle on the watercolour paper, then followed the pencil line with some Pebeo drawing gum and let that fully dry.

I mixed up some black and indigo from my Mijello mission gold watercolour set and painted over the background. I removed the drawing gum by rubbing my finger lightly along the areas it was, then mixed up some yellow and white paint to create a slightly muted yellow to paint in the sun after the first layer I added more to create a stronger area and to create some depth.

Using the same circle die I cut some scrap paper circles to cover the sun and added splashes of Ink on 3's pixie dust, which adds some lovely sparkle, with an acrylic block and a paintbrush. I also took some Liquitex acrylic paint in white and gold that I watered down to add some extra splashes (stars).

To finish it off I added some texture with Nuvo crystal drops in Mountain dew randomly across the card. For a step by step guide please check out the video linked below. A full supply list is right under the video. Thank you VERY much for stopping by.

Atlantis Grail: (Amazon Canada)


Canson Watercolour paper

Mijello Mission Gold watercolour set


Washi tape

Artist loft paintbrushes (Amazon Canada)

Inkon3 Liquid Pixie dust

Pebeo Drawing gum

We R memory keepers Nested circle dies

Gemini Go (Amazon Canada)

Liquitex Acrylic paint

Plastic Sleeve (Amazon Canada)

Acrylic block

Nuvo Crystal drops Morning dew

Sakura White Jelly roll pen

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