watercolor peonies

Hello! I recently tried the No-Line Watercoloring technique and took a few pics along the way. I used the pretty¬†Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp of the Month set, Peony Cluster.

Let me first say… I quickly realized that I need a LOT of practice. And patience. LOL. BUT…it was fun! I still think it turned out to be a pretty card. Thankfully I wasn’t going for realistic colors or perfection. ūüėČ

I started with a piece of this >> watercolor paper. I have to say that I really liked the thinner watercolor paper to layer onto a card. I was going lighter with the water but I also liked that I had no issues with pilling. I definitely want to try it some more! I first used two colors of ink smooshed on an acrylic block and a waterbrush to apply a light wash of color to the background. (Tape it down first to avoid warping).

Next I stamped the image with Distress Antique Linen. It was a bit darker than I think¬†it should have been so next time I’ll try stamping it off once first.

The piece was taped back down and I decided to start with the leaves. Oh my…I quickly lost patience and kind-of just did my own thing on them. LOL.

When I started with the flowers, I went back and forth between two so that they would have drying time. As I moved on to the other two, though, I was able to color each flower separate. Remember to work on sections that are not touching and then come back to the adjacent sections when it’s dry.

After I finished the flowers, I added some green around them and blended it to fade out. Then I used all 4 flower colors to flick some speckles with the brush.

I die cut the panel and added a sentiment.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‚Äėn Sassy¬†Peony Cluster; paper-¬†Northwoods watercolor paper, SU! Peach Parfait; ink-¬†Memento Tuxedo¬†Black, Distress Antique Linen; accessories- Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, waterbrush, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, rhinestones.

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