This week's Blogger's Challenge Friday challenge is watercoloring. This is a technique I do on almost all of my projects, so for this challenge I thought I'd try something a little different than my usual watercolor process.
I recently asked her about the technique she uses to watercolor her images using water-based markers. I encourage you to visit her gallery on SplitCoastStampers to really see just how wonderful the results of this technique can be.
I stamped the snowman and sentiment images in Timber Brown Stazon ink on cream cardstock. I watercolored the snowman with Crissy's technique using water-based markers. I used markers by Stampin' Up and Tombow.
Once the image was dry, I added a bit of additional color and shimmer to the image by watercoloring some areas with Twinkling H2O's. If you're not familiar with Twinkling H2O's, they are a hard caked pigment color infused with itty bitty shimmery particles. Ooooh sparkles... In the close-up of the snowman you can see the watercolor detail, and the sparkles. (Click the image for a larger view.)
Big thanks to Crissy for recently sharing this technique with me! Perfect timing for this week's Blogger's Challenge Friday topic!
Stamps on this card by Stampin' Up (Wishing You Cheer); Designer paper by BasicGrey (Figgy Pudding).