Sunday, October 15, 2017

Watercolor on Dark Card Stock | Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Hi friends!  Today I am sharing this card with you that was a complete experiment on my part!  I wanted to create a floral card, but I wanted to do it on dark card stock, and I wanted to the flowers to really pop.  So, I knew I had my Gansai Tambi watercolors and also knowing that these are the more pigmented watercolor I own.
I started out by die cutting a piece black card stock from SSS and the Right at Home stitched rectangle die.  I put my black piece into my MISTI and  prepped my black card stock piece with my anti static powder tool, and then inked up my stamp with VersaMark ink.  I then coated the image with Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder.  This is one of my favorite metallic powders I own.  I heat set the powder with my heat tool, and then just rubbed my hands to get rid of any residual powder left behind.   I also heat embossed my sentiment at the same time.

I chose two colors from my Gansai Tambi water color palette, and got to work on my Rose Gold inspired flowers.  I knew that the overall look was going to be metallic, but I wanted to have the look of the red/pink in it too to create the look of a rosy gold.  It took a few layers to achieve the look I wanted, but in the end, it turned out the way I hoped.  I also added some green to the leaves as well.

Once the piece was completely dry, I added back in some final accents to the flowers with my black enamel accents from Ranger, and also the white to the buds around the flowers.  I really think this helped the overall look of the flowers.
All there was left to do was add this to a black card base, and the card is complete.  I also have a video tutorial if you'd like to check it out!!  All the supplies used are listed/linked below :)  Have a great rest of your weekend!

1 comment:

  1. This is simply STUNNING Kari, you did an amazing job on it. Such a gorgeous card! (I absolutely LOVE this stamp!)