I am stuck on the new watercolor pencils. Just like a kid, I have a new toy and can not resist playing with it. Do you have that problems? I spent time practicing using the blender pen with the watercolor pencils this afternoon. I thought back on some of my old watercolor tricks when I use to paint. I hate leaving a painted image just sticking out against the white paper. Today I lightly colored around the outside of the lily using the Soft Skies pencil and then blending it outward using the Blender Pen. This cut away the abruptness of the flowers against the white.
When coloring the flowers I laid down a layer of the yellow color and then added a touch of the coral in areas where I wanted the flowers darkened. After adding all of my colors, then I went over the flower with the blender pen. This gives a soft look and blended the two colors. When using watercolor pencils, you can layer one color on top of the other and when the moisture is added, the colors will blend. After finishing the flowers, I colored the leaves. These I shaded with the brown pencil lightly and covered them with the Blender Pen.
The technique I used here is the reverse spot lighting. The image was stamped and cut out with a circle punch. It is colored the same as the base. This time I added Wink of Stella over the flowers only. To pop the circle slightly and went around the edge of the circle with the Old Olive Watercolor Pencil. The circle is attached over the bottom flower matching the stems and covering the other flowers. This is attached using dimensionals. You do not have to color the flowers on the under side when the circle is attached but I wanted to practice on my flowers to see exactly how I wanted the colors to blend.
The Happy Easter is stamped at the bottom at an angle. Then I used tiny pearls to accent the circle.
This is layered on tangerine and then with Pear Pizzazz on a white card.
You will love the different effects that you can get using the watercolor pencils, so order yours now at my on-line Stampin'Up store by clicking on "Shop Now".