Hello and welcome. I just completed The Altenew Academy \”Creative Watercolor Media\” class and wanted to share this card with you.
In class #4 we were taught how to watercolor with shimmer sprays. I don\’t have any shimmer sprays so I hydrated some shimmer powders and used that instead. In class #5, we learned to make watercolor backgrounds so I made a coordinating panel for the lotus.
- I thought Altenew\’s Inked Lotus would be so pretty with this technique so I stamped the images on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then let it dry.
- I hydrated 5 colors total, three for the lotus (pink, purple and blue) and two for the stem (green and yellow). I then used the wet on wet technique as I dropped color into the the petals of the bloom. The colors don\’t blend as well as watercolors, but the shimmer patina is so pretty in person.
- I popped the watercolor panel back in my Misti and restamped the outline after the paint dried.
- I decided to make a coordinating background so I spritzed the leftover shimmer paint on my media mat with additional water and then dipped a piece of watercolor paper into the puddle. I dried and re-dredged until I liked the background. I still had leftover ink so I was able to make a second background panel to keep with my \”made ahead\” backgrounds.
- The sentiment is from the same Inked Lotus stamp and die bundle. I love when a stamp set has usable sentiments included.
Pro Tip: The key to these watercolor backgrounds is to add lots of layers of color. Dredge, dry and repeat until you like the panel.
I am also playing along with The Flower Challenge and their Summer/Winter theme. Summer for me! I used cool blues and purples that remind me of a swimming pool.
I am so pleased that you stopped by!