Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fanciful Flower

I have this flower from Fred She Says which is probably my favorite, and did some coloring fun this last weekend. I tried to do a wood rose look to this flower and used Neocolor II water color crayons in #049 raw umber (which has a greenish-brown look to it) and #039 Olive brown for the flower trimmed it with The beautiful Sakura’s gelly roll pen ‘clear star’ glitter on the accent lines. The leaves were colored with the same 2 colors and #025 green ochre and used the same glitter pen on the accent lines.
My inspiration for the card came from a challenge to use white with one color (with accent splashes of another color allowed) and used Impression Obsessions' fantasy berry vine flourish stamped in metallic gold. I don’t know if this really qualifies for that but comes as close as i had materials to match the flower.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with water color crayons, these are really neat color sticks that are like crayons but a softer formula that melt with water. Stampin’ UP! makes them and Dick Blick carries Caran d’Ache of Switzerland. They are not inexpensive and because of the formula will turn out a little bit like transparent gauche paints. Since i like to use Dick Blick’s drawing paper for the flowers i paired it with a water brush and watercolor crayons.
When laying in the color on the flower you want to use a light hand; you would be surprised at how little it takes. And I find the water brush adds just enough water and keeps a flow of that amount; the paper does not wrinkle but it is enough to blend the colors to the paper.
I forgot to mention that i entered this card to the Paper Sundaes challenge, the logo is at top right. Just click on it to go to that site.


Shana said...

Absolutely beautiful colouring with water colour crayons! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

alicaz said...

so pretty! Love the flowers and thanks for the tips.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog! I came to visit and wound up staying awhile. Love your card! Beautiful work!