Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ginkgo Swap for Oriental Stamp Arts - water color markers

I had a swap due today for orients stamp arts this week. For this swap you make four and send to hostess and received 4 different cards back!  Pretty straightforward.  The Hostess "Rli" always amazes us with the goodies she sends back with the swapped card!

I used a ancient Ginkgo stamp, I am not sure who makes it as I took it off its wood mount a few years ago, its and oldie and goodie!

I stamped the image in Ranger Archival - you need waterproof for watercolor pens!  Sketched in a little brick red t give it some subtle undertones.




I only used two of the green tones  for these leaves!
I layed down the darker of the greens




 Filled behind with a lighter green


With a tiny bit of water and a fine paint brush I mixed the two colors.
The pigment leave the pens from a felt brush like nib, the color just flows on to the paper!!


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I added back some of the leaf veins with the fine tip on the darker green pen


Washed it till I felt like it was "right"

Because I was using cheap watercolor paper, I did get pilling, but once the paper was dry , It brushed of very easily!



Here the finished cards:




This was the first and Steve thought it lacked pop so he suggested I try it on an angle.  Good thing I did!!  
here are the other 4!

The card base is 5x7 Premium  white felt, it has a nice heavy body weight. Spectrum Aqua pens are much easier to use than I had thought they would be. 
Thank you for stopping by!
Ginny









5 comments:

  1. Awesome watercolouring, Ginny ... such striking and elegant gingko leaves! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet words! Anita :)

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  2. Wonderful sis, perfect card for a swap, how hand to have a eye clever critic called Steve :)
    Shaz in Oz. xxxx

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  3. WOW!! Ginny I loved this Ginkgo would you be so Kind to send me a couple of these to color , thank you so much.
    MaryR

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