Hopeful Blooms and Aqua Pigments
Have you seen the beautiful new Spring release?
Using Aqua pigment watercolor paper I applied some anti-static powder to the whole A2 size panel and inked up the stamp with clear embossing ink. I love that this stamp can be positioned in a variety of ways. I stamped it in two opposite corners. Using Sterling silver powder I heat set the image.
Next, to make this a quick watercolor card, I quickly lay down a wash of peach aqua pigments over the flowers and grey (which is kind of blue-ish ) for the sky part. I added a bit more peach over the center of the flowers. Once this was dry, I went back and added more color with Karin Markers into the flowers. What this does is it provides a base layer of color so you do not have to spend a lot of time layering a whole lot of different colors. Even the green in the leaves and blues in the flower have a layer of peach Aqua pigment underneath them!
I love the loose watercolor look. Also a good technique when you haven’t got much time or are feeling lazy (hey, we all feel that way sometimes! ). What do you think?