*Side note: Thanks to some SUDSOL members, I found out that water coloring works nicely on Shimmery White card stock! The card stock doesn't peel and it's smooth, unlike watercolor paper (which is sometimes hard to get a crisp stamped image with). It was so easy to work with!
I used my Aquapainter and did a very light layer of Real Red ink, starting at the base of each petal (the center) and working toward the outside. This creates a darker center and lighter edges. Then I repeated the process with Tangerine Tango, right on top of the red. I love the depth it created!
I colored the flower centers with Pear Pizzazz, and then used a white chalk pen to add dots for highlights around the center of the flowers. Then I cut the flowers out.
I placed the flowers where I wanted them, on top of a piece of Watercolor Wonder DSP. I masked off a line, where I wanted my stems to end, with a Post-it Note, and then stamped the stems using StazOn ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig. I colored them stems with a Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker.
I added the flowers last, with a little liquid Tombo.
- Stamps: Happy Watercolor
- Tangerine Tango card stock - 5 1/2" X 8 1/2"
- Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper - 4" x 5 1/4"
- Shimmery White card stock
- StazOn, Jet Black
- Real Red, Tangerine Tango, and Pear Pizzazz ink pads
- Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write marker
- White Stampin Chalk Marker