Oh, happy day, I was, at last, able to print one of my Power Poppy digis on watercolor paper! All that beautiful open space makes the watercoloring so much easier. I tried to use a free hand with this and not get too mired in the details, but I'm a detail kinda gal, so it took some discipline. The longer I look at it, the more I want to touch it up, but, no... let it go...
The image I used is Dancing with Daffodils, truly one of my all-time Power Poppy favorites. I enlarged it quite a bit and printed just a corner of it in a lightened outline. It's watercolored with Stampin' Up! inks -- dropped from reinkers into a palette. The background is a somewhat random mix of a few of the same colors used in the flowers -- yellow, amethyst, and crumb cake. Finished up with splatters of crumb cake in varying degrees of dilution.
The stamped sentiment is from another Power Poppy set -- Dynamic Duos: Foxglove and Ranunculus. The images from that set are available in digi format, too, and I'm thinking I'll enjoy enlarging and watercoloring those later. I wanted to keep it simple, but give the card a little something extra, so I stitched the watercolored panel onto a die cut mat, and adhered that to a pale green card base.
I should mention that my printer is a simple, inexpensive Epson XP-310. Nothing fancy, but I don't need anything fancy as I don't print photos. It's only for digis and recipes, etc. It's only the second printer I've had in my whole life, and maybe they're all this way now, but I've been surprised to find that its ink is waterproof. It can also be used with Copics and is undaunted by the odorless mineral spirits I use with Prismacolor pencils. Oh, happy day, indeed!
Okay... to finish up here... the daffodils and periwinkle will start popping out here in late winter, so this image is perfect for Power Poppy's Winter Blooms challenge:
More details below. Have a happy day!
Stamps: Power Poppy Dancing with Daffodils digi, Dynamic Duos: Foxglove and Ranunculus clear stamp set Paper: 140 lb hot press watercolor, Neenah white, pale green Bazzill Ink: Printer for image, PTI chocolate brown for sentiment Coloring: Watercolored with Stampin' Up! inks Dies: Cheery Lynn Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker A2 Frame