Today's card is more watercolor painting. I really enjoy doing it, but have a lot to learn! I really don't know much about it, but enjoy seeing what others do on their cards. I've just tried to do what I see them do and hope it turns out. I just started watching videos on it and hope to keep doing that and learn as I watch and play with watercolors.
Today's card was inspired by four colors and is a challenge from my Stampin' Up! upline (I don't think they call them upline anymore, but I don't remember what the title is so I'll stick with that for now :). No matter what her title is she's awesome!
To color this I started by stamping the flowers in Smokey Slate (can't see it can you...that's the idea!) I want to see the image, but have it disappear as I color it in. I actually stamped off on scrap paper one time, them stamped it onto watercolor paper. I usually start by coloring the object in my painting, but after watching a video I started with the background (I think I'll stick with my way for now!). I started by wetting all of the paper except the flowers! Then I picked up some Mint Macaron and used that color closest to the flowers. I made sure I kept the paper wet and added Marina Mist except I started on the outside and moved in so it got lighter as I moved in and blended with the Mint Macaron. I could totally be doing this wrong, but that's what works for me right now and until I learn more that's what I'll stick with. :) Once the blue and green were dry (and I sped up that process using the low setting on my heat gun) I started with the flowers...one at a time. First I painted the spadix (the inner yellow part...and, yes, I had to look up what it was called!) That was simple. :) Next I outlined where I wanted Calypso Coral by getting it slightly damp, then I added the color. Before that started to dry I pulled out the color where I wanted it, got the rest of the flower wet and added the yellow so the colors would bleed together. Simple, right? Nope, not really! At least not for me! Like I said this is all a work in progress, but I enjoy creating what I can with watercolor painting. :)
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Supplies used on this card:
SU! watercolor paper is not big enough to create a full card
so I use bigger pieces from a craft store in my area.
I also created my own candy dots using the cupcake builder punch and crystal effects