Thursday, July 10, 2014

Art Journal Inspiration- Watercolor Flowers

Remember my flower from last week?  I wanted to add some color to them but I couldn't decided how or what I wanted to do. 

So, I drew them again on some of the new 140 lb cold press watercolor paper we received last week.  I then added water to the flower petals and dropped in some very wet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I used Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries.  After the petals dried, I added some Black Soot to the centers of the flowers and some blues and greens (sorry I can't remember the colors I used) to the rest of the paper.

Once everything was dry, I used my white Uniball Gel pen to add some white dots to the centers of the flowers.  I think I'll try coloring them with Inktense pencils next week.


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    1. Janie Adams StrandJuly 12, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Those turned out really well. Did you like that paper better than the small pads of multipurpose that you sell

    2. Thanks Janie. I liked it better than any other watercolor paper I've used. It's thicker, so it holds up well like the mixed media paper. It has a little texture that I thought was a nice change. I wouldn't say I like it better, probably the same with the only difference being the texture.