Rainy day stamping is the best, isn't it? Or snowy day stamping. Windy day. Morning, evening, any time at all, really. I didn't have a lot of any kind of time when I made this card, but it went surprisingly fast. It's my first sit down with Power Poppy's Peony Muse clear stamp set.
Easy masking created the arrangement, and then I watercolored with Tombow markers direct to 140 lb hot press watercolor paper. Some marker colors react more efficiently with water, so I tested on scrap paper first to see which would work best for the direct to paper method. For the flowers I used an orchid-purple, with blue for darker shading. I tried to relax and not be as exact as I usually am with coloring, and if I don't look too closely or be too judgmental I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, especially because it didn't take forever.
Paintings always look better when viewed from some distance, but in the interest of sharing, here's a closer look:
I applied a very little bit of marker color to the shaded areas, and then for the most part I painted water onto the white space and let it bleed and pull the color in. I touched the marker color, itself, only minimally. It's a fun experiment that I'll try again.
Love that these big flowers give you room to play. I'm not sure what the berries are supposed to be, but I'm happy Marcella included them in the set because they make things more colorful and interesting. There are so many berries and seed clusters with a similar appearance, you can make them pretty much anything, I think.
That's all, folks! Supplies, such as they are, can be found listed in the recipe below. Have a gorgeous day!
Stamps: Power Poppy Peony Muse Paper: Arches 140 lb hot press watercolor, textured white card base Ink: Palette Noir, Tombow markers for watercoloring Accessories: Scotch brand foam mounting tape