Hi there lovely peeps. How’s it going? Vera here today for a mid week inspiration from The Ton.
As I have mention previously, I am currently watercolor obsessed. Granted, I am no where close to the amazing watercolor artist out there, but for I sure am having fun practicing.
For today, I am playing with the beautiful Coming Up Dahlias set.
I started by stamping the flower with very light color ink. Then I watercolor the image with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor. What I notice is I tend to do watercolor using wet on dry technique. The color doesn’t bleed as much and you can see the color transition more. I am only recently really getting into watercolor & still on my way to really find my style.
Once I am happy with the coloring, I then enhance the flowers outline with just slightly damp watercolor brush. Adhere the panel to the card base. For the sentiment, I used Brushed Hugs set and stamp & heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock.
I can’t resist adding a little butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies 1 to complete the card and of course, my favorite embellishment, some Mixed Dew Drops.
So, which way is your preferred way to color flowers? Copic, watercolor or colored pencil? I love using both, Copic & watercolor. But, for now I am leaning toward watercolor. All I can say is that I am so glad that The Ton has so many gorgeous flower sets for me to practice on.
Well peeps, I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and may your week be a fabulous one. Cheers…..
5 thoughts on “Sending Love & Healing”
Just so pretty!!
The colour palette on this card is lovely. I’m also new to water colours and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I don’t own any Copics, but my 13 year old is a budding artist and has been asking for them, so we’ll eventually get some. Thanks for the inspiration.
Vera, that’s absolutely gorgeous!
BEAUTIFUL JOB on this Vera! I like Water Colors on pieces that are large for sure, but I also enjoy using Colored Pencils too, for those little areas I want depth if I think it needs it! 😉 I’ve found Copic’s or Alcohol Markers produce RICH, DEEP, VIBRANT COLOR, even with the pastels at times. So, it depends on what you want for each piece. 😉
Your card is so pretty. I love the colors and added butterfly. It depends on the flower. So speak pencils some copics and a lot water colors. Guess it depends on size of image. Your card is inspiring.