I have been on a watercoloring kick lately. This is addictive, I tell you! I’ve tried Distress Ink, Gamsai Tambi, Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, Tombow markers, and even my neglected Twinkling H2Os. The Zig CCB Markers were my least favorite.
All of these images were stamped and embossed on Ranger watercolor cardstock. I have several other brands, but the Ranger is bright white and the colors look so much better on it.
This one (WPlus9 Ranunculus) was colored with Distress Inks – Aged Mahogany and Victorian Velvet for the flowers, and probably Crushed Olive with a little Forest Moss for the leaves. I got brave and flicked a little watered down Aged Mahogany with a paintbrush! I’m always afraid of ruining the whole thing that way, but it worked out this time. Whew!
I love the SSS Antique Gold embossing powder. It give some pretty shine without being too in-your-face.
Twinkling H2Os on this one (same image as above). It’s been SO long since I used them, but I will be using them more often, I think. I love the way this turned out, just a subtle shimmer and shine. No Wink of Stella needed. If you still have these, get them out and show them some love – you won’t regret it.
It’s hard to caprture the shimmer in a photograph, but it’s there.
This one (WPlus9 Dahlia) was colored with Tombow markers that I scribbled on an acrylic block. I used a waterbrush and colored with them the same way as with the Distress Inks and H2Os. The colors are a little softer, but I love the effect. I think I need more colors.
Once again, I used the SSS Antique Gold embossing powder. Love that stuff!
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