Today while I was working on a practice painting for the Fresh Florals class, I decided to test a new paper, Crane’s Lettra, 110C in Pearl White. I was not sure how much water it could take so I was careful not to saturate the surface. This paper is 100% cotton and it took the water I did use beautifully so in my next test I will not hold back on the water.
For this rosy practice session, I used a bigger brush and added some layers of color – either a deeper tone of the same color or something completely different.
Back in the studio today and warming up with some roses! Looking forward to trying some variation with line, layer and color. There is something wonderful about bright colors on a crisp, fresh piece of paper.
The background on this card you may recognize from a previous post. This turned out to be perfect for this card I created for a new mom and her precious baby girl. The sentiment is Reverse Confetti’s Cute as a Button stamped in Ranger’s black archival ink.
In this piece I created a pattern in roses. This is Arches hot press paper, Gansai Tambi watercolors and a size 4 brush.
Online Card Classes, Watercolor: Intermediate Techniques
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.
I love this Tim Holtz Rose 2 Rubber Stamp from Stampers Anonymous. I colored the roses and foliage with Copic markers (RV11, RV32, RV34, YG03, YG17, YG67), heat set the image and then went over everything with Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Victorian Velvet, Twisted Citron). I finished it off with some water spritzing.