By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so it’s time to get yourself checked out. Create and send this watercolor notecard to your friends and family to remind them to get checked, too. Color your month in pink to help fight breast cancer.
Print the ribbon template onto a piece of printer paper and cut out using a pair of scissors. Now using a light box, trace the outline onto a piece of watercolor paper and cut it out. The watercolor paper is heavier and will withstand the paint and water when it is removed from the project.
Brush the pink watercolor paint over the entire piece. It may warp some, but it’s ok. It will lay flat when dry or you can use a warm iron flatten it.
While it is still wet use a paintbrush dipped in rubbing alcohol and splatter it onto the paint. Timing for this step is very important. If the paint is still too wet the water will be pushed away by the alcohol. If it is too dry, it will not push the paint away and will not create the mottled effect.
Allow the paint to completely dry and carefully remove the ribbon template.
Outline the ribbon in with a black marker to make it stand out and to finish off the edges.
Now head to the mailbox and mail off your reminders and stop by your doctor’s office and get checked today. Don’t forget to wear your pink to show that you support the cause, too! This October be sure to color yourself pink!