Cherry Blossoms – Tombow watercolor

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Online Card Classes has a class that is all about exploring different watercolor mediums. It is terrific! For this piece I used a Cherry Blossom stamp from Roi in Korea.  Stamped it in Versamark ink on Distress Watercolor cardstock and heat embossed it with Ranger Gold embossing powder.  I used Tombow Dual Brush pens and water to color in the image and the background. To finish it off, I applied Versamark ink around the edges and heat embossed them with  the same Gold embossing powder.

Expressive Florals – Notecard 4

dipped flowers

This is the final exercise in the Intermediate Watercolor Techniques for card makers class.  These are called “dipped flowers” because you load a flat brush with one color and then dip the corner in a heavily pigmented color before laying it down on paper.

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Expressive florals – notecard 3a

expressive florals 3a

This exercise was done with the wet on wet technique where you are adding layers of color without letting the paper dry in between.  While you can control certain elements of form, there is a lot you can’t control which makes it an adventure and different every time!

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Expressive Florals 2

expressive florals 2

A fun piece to do! This pattern looks good in any direction and can stand on its own as a fun pattern or be a background for some lettering.

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Expressive Florals & Leaves #1

expressive rose&co

This was an exercise i did in the watercolor for card makers: intermediate techniques class put on by Online Card Classes. I love the variety of flowers and colors and how this design leaves plenty of room for lettering.

Expressive Floral – Watercolor

expressive florals

This bouquet of flowers and greenery was created on Arches cold press watercolor paper with Gansai Tambi watercolors and a size 12 brush.

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Rose Pattern Watercolor

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In this piece I created a pattern in roses.  This is Arches hot press paper, Gansai Tambi watercolors and a size 4 brush.

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Cascading Florals – Abstract

cascading flowers abstract

This is an exercise in cascading flowers in the abstract with Dawn Woleslagle in the Online Card Classes, Watercolor: Intermediate Techniques.  This is Arches coldpress paper, Gansai Tambi watercolors and a size 12 brush.

30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 18

pink watercolor lift

Keeping it loose with Saunders Waterford watercolor paper and Daniel Smith watercolors.

 

 

30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 7

watercolor roses

This is a wet-on-dry technique taught by Jennifer Rzasa in the Watercolor for Card Makers: Intermediate Techniques. Arches hot pressed 14o lb and Daniel Smith watercolors.  I would like to try this again with a bigger brush for a looser feel.