So here we go with a favorite Power Poppy Christmas set called Heaven & Nature Sing. It gave me a chance to try a few different colors. The birds, however, were colored mostly with Twinkling H2Os as there were no suitable browns in the Spectrum set. I may supplement my Spectrum markers later, but for now I'm enjoying the Twinks, my interest in them having been rekindled by the Spectrum sparkle pens.
The degree of sparkle you get with these pens varies depending upon how much water you use and how much you spread the ink. Some areas may have very little sparkle and other areas will have a lot. I like that. It's a gentler effect. The photo below shows where the sparkle gathered in this painting. Please note that the camera made some of the sparkle appear silver, but it does not look silver when seen simply through your eyes.
Each color was brushed onto a plastic palette and picked up with a watercolor brush. The green of the holly leaves is a mix of Emerald Green and Ocean Wave. Ocean Wave is a rich teal blue and Emerald Green is more of a lime green. I brushed them separately onto the palette and then mixed them together with a paint brush.
One more card ready for Christmas. My total so far: 11. Hey, it's better than zero.
Supplies are listed below. Wishing you all a happy day!