Saturday, March 1, 2008
My Favorite Things Rain or SHine
This stamp is from my favorite thing's Rain or Shine set, the sketch is Card Positioning Systems#2. This sketch was hard for me, and I'm not entirely pleased with the results. I like to work with sketches now and then because I feel like it forces me out of my comfort zone. Sometimes they come out better than average-sometimes not! I've been experimenting with various ways to watercolor. I've finally discovered that the single most important factor in watercoloring is that you use watercolor paper! (This isn't, BTW.) I colored this in with WC pencils, which I know are old fashioned and amateurish, but I still like them! I think I'm getting the best results these days with markers on wc paper. It looks the most like wc. My trick when wcing is to put a little Radiant Pearls in my water, it gives the whole card a subtle shimmer that I love. I think every thing's better with shimmer! Sparkle on!
Stamps: My Favorite Things, Rain or Shine
Paper: Basic Black, Barely Banana, Whisper White, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Versamark, Pretty in Pink
Goodies: Making Memories Gem Brad, Bazzill & Prima flowers, watercolor pencils, black & Iridescent Ice embossing powder, M's $ spot gems, SU! ticket corner punch & sponge