Living in the Pacific Northwest we are supposed to be accustomed to all the rain. But it's summer, and enough is enough! While the flowers are taking a beating they are a great inspiration for a set of 4 notecards created with:
4 white 1-1/2" Inchie + Squares
Twinkling H20 paints in Apple Blossom, Persimmon, Kiwi and Blue Grass
Prismacolor pencils in Magenta and Celadon Green
Mini paint palette, waterbrush pen, pattern and solid papers
(tip: before you begin, moisten the paint pots by adding a few drops of water to each one)
Create a small puddle of 'pink water' in a depression of the palette with a dab or two of full color from the Apple Blossom paint pot mixed with several drops of water. Use this 'pink water' to quickly paint flower petals on the square. Don't stress about the flower being perfect...don't sketch it out, just relax, paint and see what happens!
Draw in some quick, loose accent lines with the Magenta pencil.
Before the petals dry out, dab in some full color directly from the moistened Apple Blossom paint pot. If you need to add a bit more 'pink water' go ahead so that when you dab in the stronger color it will bloom and blend on its own.
Add a dab of Persimmon for a color accent....
Gently draw in the flower pistol with the Celadon Green pencil.
Create another puddle of colored water in the palette; this time with the Kiwi. Being careful not to bump into the pink flower you just completed, go ahead and paint with 'green water' all around the flower and out to the edges of the square.
Again, taking advantage of the damp green area, go ahead and dab in stronger bits of color directly from the paint pots of the Kiwi and the Blue Grass. Don't overwork it, just dab, dab, dab and let the paint bleed and bloom on it's own.
As the Twinkling H20 paints dry they will begin to shimmer from the mica that is mixed with their pigment - also, the colors will appear a bit lighter when dry.
Seems like we have shelves and shelves of odds and ends papers. All the more fun to poke through to find the perfect coordinating paper. In this case we trimmed the paper to an A1 card size which is the perfect fit for 4 Bar envelopes.
(The folded card measures 3-1/2" X 4-7/8")