Hello Friends, How are you today? If you celebrated Easter …. a belated Happy Easter to you and I hope you all had a lovely weekend with sunny skies with lots of crafty times.
Today I have two cards and a video to share with you today for my “Inspire Me Monday” feature on the Power Poppy blog.
Who doesn’t love a peony and this “Peony Muse” stamp set is drop dead gorgeous plus I love that there are coordinating die cuts … that’s a double woo hoo. Sometimes you might not have the die cut or might not have time to color more than one bloom … if that’s the case put a stem on it.
Watercoloring doesn’t come easy for me and I recorded my process in case you are curious. If you just want to watch my watercoloring unfold please watch … if you are looking for proper instruction … it’s not that kinda of video.
When I was finished with the watercoloring I used a white colored pencil and a purple pencil to add some detail and to soften the tips of the petals (with the white) … I am always searching for what I call that “sweet spot”. To balance the large bloom I felt I needed one of the lovely sentiments from the stamp set. I also added a small bow with some twine for the finishing touch.
This peony was colored with pencils only and I felt this one was best without a sentiment. I colored this one while I was traveling and it took a lot longer. I fussy cut a skinny stem and the bloom and used some foam tape to pop it on my card.
Layers and layers of lines with pencils is the way I like to add color with pencils. I am sure you might be wondering what brand of pencils I recommend? I really don’t have a favorite … the only thing I favor is a very sharp tip & I continually sharpen the tip while I am coloring.
Marcella’s illustrations always have beautiful detailed lines that guide you where to add darker pencil highlights. Thanks Marcy!!
Almost finished here. I used a beige ink to stamp the peony and … any lightly colored ink will do. I like to add some dark brown, navy or black to color in the nooks and crannies.
Here is a close up of both. So next time you are coloring a flower think about putting a stem on it. Have a great week and thanks for your visit today and wishing you a great start to your week. Hugs,Kathy
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