Hello friends! Welcome to another Watercolor Wednesday. This week I created a simple card using a stamp from the Prima Bloom Girls collection by Jamie Dougherty - this beauty is named Summer. Be sure to check out the Prima Bloom Girl Design Team blog for amazing inspiration using these gorgeous stamps. I stamped her using Archival Ink in Black on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. This paper is sized 4.25 x 5.5 inches which is perfect for a standard sized A2 card front. I have been wanting to try the Tombow Dual Brush Pens which are water based and I picked up the Portrait set as well as a multi color set. I played with them all weekend on different papers - regular copy paper and cardstock - with not much luck for what I wanted. So, I decided to try watercolor paper and use water to move the color. It worked beautifully!
You can really see the texture from the coloring - I am really happy with the shading and the texture in her hair. It is hard for me to let go of the precision perfection I am used to achieving with Copic markers or other alcohol based markers. I am still learning how to use watercolors and experimenting with different types. With the Tombow Dual Brush Pens, I find laying down a line of color where I want it and then going in with my wet paintbrush really pulled the color out. If I wanted more in a certain area, I would lay some color down on an acrylic block and pick it up with my paintbrush.
To create added texture and sparkle, I used 3 different mediums - Wink of Stella clear, Faber-Castell Glitter Bead medium and Golden Gold Spica medium. I used the Gold Spica in her hair for added interest and texture. I love the effect - I just painted it on in different areas. I added the Wink of Stella on the flowers and to create a halo around her in the sky, I used the Faber-Castell Glitter Bead medium.
I added a simple sentiment using a wood veneer by Studio Calico - I kept that simple as really the painting of the stamp is the main focus of the card but I wanted something as a sentiment to mail this. I know I whine a lot about having sold my Copics but I never would have ventured into these new mediums if I hadn't and I really feel like my creativity has been jump started because of it. :)
Thank you for stopping by again this week! I hope you enjoyed my card.