Hello and welcome back to the Crafty Meraki blog! After being obsessed with Karin markers for some time, today I am switching up my watercolor medium to the luscious liquid watercolors from Pinkfresh Studio. While traditional watercolors and even distress inks give a beautiful transparent layering effect, these liquid watercolors are great for dark and more intense coloring.
For today's card I stamped the MFT Fresh Cut Flowers on Arches cold pressed watercolor paper with Brutus Monroe Raven ink. I used my Tim Holtz platform to stamp repeatedly and get a crisp image as the paper is very textured. Next I painted the background with clear water. Then I dropped concentrated Key Lime along the stamped image and let it spread wet into wet. I used the brush to even it out. The wet on wet ensures there are no harsh brush lines on the background.
Then I colored in the red flowers with the Candy Apple color in full concentration. I added very little water to the red as I didn't want to lose the intensity of the color. I took a very diluted version of Licorice to paint the white flowers and added a slightly more concentrated color in the corners for shadows. Finally, I colored the the stem and leaves with Aquamarine. I added a little more detail with Prisma color pencils and added black paint splatters.
I added a few hilights with a white paint pen and trimmed my panel to be a little smaller than a slimline card front. I stamped my sentiment from the Waffle Flower Poppy Hawthorn stamp set on a strip of white cardstock and popped it on with some foam tape. I adhered my panel to a white slimline card base and finished off with a a sprinkle of clear sequins.
I hope you liked my card today and if you are interested in any of the products I used, you can find links in the post above. Thanks and have a great start to the week!