Pot o' pansies

pot-o-pansies

These aren’t really pansies, but they do a pretty good imitation!  I needed a springlike card for a birthday this week, and making it gave me a reason to pull out the Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  I have loved using them from the moment I put brush to crayon.

pansies-up-closeI wrote in an earlier post about water coloring (using markers) and the importance of stamping on watercolor paper when you’re blending with lots of water.  That’s what I did here, and it allowed me to layer the color and move it around very easily.  See how many colors are on the pot?  You can achieve amazing shading as long as you don’t over-blend.  For the flowers, I just dabbed and swept the color on.  Looking at the image closely, you see some of the color runs “outside the lines,” there are gaps of white, part of the pot color runs into the flower — it’s not very precise!  And that’s the beauty of water coloring.  It’s the impression of the image that counts.  Experiment, practice a lot, and gain confidence in your coloring!

Stamp:  Bloomin’ Beautiful

Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black

Paper:  Perfect Plum, Barely Banana, Pale Plum, Watercolor Paper

Other:  Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painter, Circle Scissors Plus and Glass Mat, Big Shot and Backgrounds I Texturz Plates (Small Dots), Taffeta Ribbon (Mellow Moss), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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