As promised…here’s a “blended watercolor pencil” card. It was a little difficult coloring the flowers with pencils, and I got my basket a little too blue, I think. But I love the way the chair turned out. Take a look -
Stamps: Cherish Friendship, Kindness Matters; Ink: Jet Black Stazon; Not Quite Navy classic; Watercolor pencils; Paper: Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Vellum card stock; Beyond the Garden designer series paper; Other: Vintage trinkets, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, stampin’dimensionals
This technique is so much fun – and so easy! You color the entire image with a lighter color, then fill in shadows and shading with a little darker color. Finally, you finish off the shadows with the darkest color, then go back and blend a little with the lightest color again, blending from light to dark. No blender pen or aqua painter necessary. I meant to go back and outline the image with a Sahara Sand marker, but totally forgot. That just makes it look a little more 3-D.
I found a great idea the other day, but can’t remember where it came from. I love the Beyond the Garden designer series paper, but some of the patterns are a little bold and overshadow the focal image. So I added a layer of vellum over it to tone it down a bit. Smart, huh? (Well, not me. It wasn’t my idea. But whoever came up with it first is quite clever.)
I’m off to a rehearsal. Thanks for stopping by! Have a spectacular day.