This week our challenge was to create a card with any image of something that flies... butterflies, birds, ladybugs... and Outlines has so many great options. I hope you'll create along with us this week!
I admit... I reach for my copic markers before other color media all the time. I love the vibrant colors and the ease of blending. However with this project, I decided to do a little something different. I put down the Copic markers and didn't make a card. **gasp**
I stamped the Easter Birdies (I-1152) image with Coffee Archival ink (a waterproof ink that will stand up to painting) on hot pressed watercolor paper. If you've never used a hot pressed watercolor paper, you're in for a treat. The paper has a smoother texture than the more common cold pressed variety, but it's smooth texture is perfect for a stamped image. You get a crisper image with ink as your foundation. I used my Derwent watercolor pencils to paint my image. My preferred technique when watercoloring is to hold the pencil and pull color from the tip of the pencil with a waterbrush.
When I'm satisfied with my painting, I like to go back in and flick a dark brown color over the image. It looks great on the eggs - speckled with a darker color. After it's all dry, I added Cream Pearl paint by Viva to the centers of each flower and framed simply in a black frame.
I'd love it if you stopped by to visit the other designers for more inspiration. And don't forget you can join in our fun!
Jenny Gropp - DT Coordinator
Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: Easter Birdies (I-1152) by Outlines Rubber Stamps
Ink: Coffee Archival ink by Ranger
Paper: Acquarello hot pressed watercolor paper by Fabriano (simply delicious paper!!), teal paper by Bazzill
Other: Derwent watercolor pencils, Aqua-Flow Water Barrel Brushes, Cream Pearl paint by Viva Decor, black frame