Thought I would share a few of my more successful watercolor exercises. I used these to create cards. Some of my floral watercolors are actually turning out good enough now to be presentable as a piece of art for the focal point of these cards. Have to admit that there have been quite a few rejects along the way as well.
This one is my personal favorite so far. I love daisies and blue is always a go to color for me. Love the fresh look of a pretty blue.
The technique is background coloring. I lightly drew a few daisy with a watercolor pencil. Then outlined the shapes with color. Some of the final shading comes from the watercolor pencil.
This card is free style flowers on a piece that was first prepared with a wash of watercolor. I used my scor board to outline the image and added a ribbon to match the wash.
The white for the daisy like flower on this piece is one of the colors in the Kuretake Gansai 36 color set. I used these for all of the cards showcased here.
This one is again a free style floral. I added some splatter and the sentiment directly to the piece.
It is framed with a gold metallic paper. To give a more finished look and bring in the gold I applied a gold metallic rub on to accent the edges.
The final card in the this group was one of my small practice pieces. I found that I wasted less of my watercolor paper if I did smaller pieces. I used the die from My Favorite Thngs " Stitched Basic Edges" MFT-599 to add some interest.
As always, thank you for dropping by. Your comments questions or recommendations are very welcome.