Want to make it look like you "freehand" your watercolored images, no stamping? Stamp your image(this is that "frothy" bloom in "A Year of Flowers") in Versamark on Watercolor paper, you will be able to see a slight outline. Fill in and shade as you normally would your image, here I used the Peerless watercolors, working outward toward the tips in quick strokes, and I was thrilled to see how the color is absorbed the tiniest bit by the Versamark, see how it picks up some tiny detailed veins in the leaves and petals, as if I drew that in with a green marker? (I didn't!)
This first card shows it mounted on two layers of Chocolate Chip. Clean and simple.
The next card shows how I wanted to experiment with my new CB Bird call folder. After embossing the paper, I simply traced over these beautiful leaves of grass in quick strokes with my brush in Light Green. Isn't that gorgeous how the texture of the paper picks up those light and dark areas?? (BTW, I am lovin the look of just the grass so much, I will do this again and just add a greeting!)
Now here is my focal point mounted on top. Again, so fresh looking! I wanted to try one last thing, and that was to add a pop of color around the flowers with my Brilliant yellow by making an outline around the flowers, then working outward on my mat leaving a band to "box up" the image. Again, a very different look, both appeal to me in different ways.
Try this technique for yourself and have fun playing with the color. If you do, please let me know I'd love to see what you do! Have a great day!
PS Sneak peeks start a week from tomorrow for our next release!!! It's a big one (7 sets plus must have stampin' shtuff!!!), and FABULOUS at that!!