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Rainbow Aqua Pigment Background

Rainbow Aqua Pigment Background

Hey everyone!
It's been so gloomy, cold and rainy here in the Pacific Northwest, I don't know about you but I've got rainbows on the brain. So for this card using the Tux 3x4 stamp set I decided to create a simple rainbow background using three colors of Aqua Pigments. 
 This is probably one of my favorite ways to use these. I love mixing paints and creating new colors and with Red, Blue and Yellow you can create a lovely rainbow of colors. Which is budget friendly but also a great way to gain some experience with these Aqua Pigments while you wait to buy the rest of the colors you want because there are some gorgeous ones available!
I used a piece of Aqua Pigment paper and a large watercolor brush to paint. I started with red then added yellow to that then pure yellow then a bit of blue to make green and so. I cleaned off my brush with water between mixing colors, squeezing out as much water as I can so to not dilute the colors. I working with pure Aqua Pigments as much as possible so that they are the brightest they will be. 
Once I had the background done I set it aside to dry fully and worked on the Tux. I already used a lot of color so I decided to stick to some grays for the coloring of the stamp. First I stamped the image with Raven Detail ink. The Copic colors I used are 
W6, W4, W3, W1, W0, BV11
I've been using Alabaster card stock for some of my alcohol marker coloring lately and have been enjoying it. The colors blend nicely and it's a bright white card stock which I love. 
I used the Fussy cutting scissors to trim out the tux and also stamped the "I love you" sentiment. I trimmed the sentiment with the scissors too and cut a flag end on the right. 
Using a Not Your Mamma's card stock base I adhered a piece of Raven card stock over the top then added some foam dimensional to the back of the rainbow watercolor and attached that, adding on the tux and sentiment as a final touch. After creating this one I noticed that it looked a lot like the packaging for the stamp set. I think I must have been subconsciously inspired during this gloomy day. 
Thank you so much for joining me today!
Jessica Shier ❤
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