Have you tried no line watercoloring? Wow. It’s not for sissies. It’s strange, because it’s somewhat relaxing, and yet also stressful. At least for me. Yet, I absolutely love the result.
I stamped this using Spun Sugar distress ink, for the flowers, onto watercolor paper. Now, I suggest you stamp the ink off once onto scratch paper, and then onto your watercolor paper. I also suggest that you listen to that tip, and do the same when you stamp your leaves. Ahem. I did not do that. I went with it anyway. 🙂
I used a few shades of distress ink to paint the petals, always working on petals that were not touching each other, so they would dry without merging with another petal. Even though I felt like this was a hot mess when I was working on it last night, when I woke up this morning and went over to the desk, I might have gasped. In a good way.
Now, since I loved this panel so much, I didn’t want to stamp a sentiment on it. I pondered many different sentiments, and found a few that would have fit into the white space, but… I was afraid to put ink on this panel, even with the MISTI. So, I decided to take advantage of our challenge theme this month, Texture, and die cut the word directly from the panel. This also induced fear, but it worked out just fine. I used the same paper as the card base to make three additional die cuts to add some depth to this sentiment.
I had die cut the panel using a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle for a little bit of a finish and then used a few sequins to add some bling. Now I can’t wait to send this to someone. Someone special, obviously.
You’ve got one day left to join us for our challenge. Up for grabs is something from Ellen Hutson! How fun is that?