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
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!!
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.
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