Saturday, April 4, 2015
THREE OF A KIND--Floral
First, I stamped it on a piece of watercolor paper and painted it with an aqua painter and Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey. For the center of the flower, I used Wild Honey and my Wink of Stella brush. The black was done with India Ink Black. I used a pale purple colored pencil to outline the image on the bottom and right sides.
For the second flower, I used colored pencils on Ivory cs. I like to use 3 colors at a time, the lightest first. Then I add the darkest and use the medium tones for burnishing. The center was colored black, then I added some tiny black gems.
TIP: I purchase alphabet sets of pearls, rhinestones, red and black gems to separate and use on cards.
It was quite a challenge to come up with three different ways to color this image, but I like how they turned out. My favorite is the first one (watercolor). What's yours?