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I started off by heat embossing our daisy image using our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I watercolored the petals using Marigold and Lemon Yellow Color Bursts. I used Burnt Orange and Sepia for the center of the daisy. For the leaves, I used Sap Green and Terre Vert. For all of my painting today, I used a wet in wet technique to get some great blending of my oranges and yellows.
I used two Pentel Aqua Brushes (a medium and large tip brush). These watercolor pens have empty chambers where you can just unscrew the brush top to add clean water. I prefer water brushes over traditional paintbrushes when I watercolor because the pens themselves act as a readily available water source. If I need clean water, I can easily squeeze out some water using the brush I have on hand.
After I embossed my daisy onto my watercolor panel, I painted a thin layer of clean water onto my daisy leaves. Then I added a little bit of Marigold Color Burst to the inner portions (near the center) of my daisy leaves. With my second water brush, I blended the marigold color out towards the edges of my leaves. I made sure to leave a little bit of the edges unpainted to leave some white space to my floral painting.
After I put down my base layer of Marigold, I added a little bit of lemon yellow to the lighter areas of my daisy leaves. I blended some of the lemon yellow out to the edges of the leaves. Next, I added more Marigold powder towards the center of my daisy for shading. I blended the color out just a tiny bit.
Once I painted the leaves, I painted the center of my daisy using Burnt Orange and Sepia. For the leaves, I used Sap Green and Terre Vert. I did not take too much care in painting these two areas (center and leaves) since they’re smaller areas in comparison to the petals.
Next I added gold foil strips to my side folding A2 cardbase and then adhered my painted panel onto the base. Then I die cut my Scripty Hugs sentiment using the same gold foil adhesive paper. After I adhered my hugs sentiment onto my card, I added our Clear Rhinestones. They look like gorgeous little rain drops!
That’s all for today. I was extremely satisfied with this bright and fiery, watercolored daisy.
I created a similar card a few months ago using the same colors, however, I used a different technique. Instead of painting the pigment onto my panel, I spritzed the pigment onto my panel straight from the color burst bottle. You can check out the video here.
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