Watercoloring with Distress Inks
Oh what a fun day it has been! I rarely ever get the time to start AND finish a project in the same day, so it was nothing short of a miracle that this card got done within 5 hours!
I started with a Facebook Live and after giving everyone lunch was able to sit again, uninterrupted, to not only finish the coloring but also trim, mount, adhere and find a sentiment to go with this to make it a complete card. If I get nothing else done the rest of the week, I won't care. Lol!
At this moment, I don't have a preference for color pencils or distress inks -- both seem equally intense, richly pigmented and easy to work with. My next experiment will be with Karin Markers, so stay tuned!
For those of you who work with watercolors, do you have specific kinds you work with for florals? I'd love to know.
Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below.
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- Speedball Art Products Fluid 100 Artist Watercolor Paper 140 lb Hot Press
- Fluid Watercolor Hot Press Block 9X12
- Altenew Watercolor Paper Pad 9x12
- Altenew Water Color Paper Loose Sheets A2
- Altenew Watercolor Brush 3-pack Bundle
- Watercolor Brush Pens set of 6
- Scrapbook Waterbrushes Rounded Tip Set of 3
Ranger Distress Inks
- Squeezed Lemonade
- Crushed Olive
- Bundled Sage
- Mowed Lawn
- Tattered Rose
- Festive Berries
- Candied Apple
- Fired Brick
- Barn Door
- Evergreen Bough
- Peacock Feathers
- Pumice Stone
- Tea Dye