Watercolor Technique and Creative-Sketches

Today's challenge at Creative-sketches is a double whammy! The first part is to use this sketch; the second part is to use a watercolor technique.

I confess - I altered the sketch a bit. I didn't want to cover all of my coloring so I replaced the bottom panel (shown here in blue) with a couple of strips of ribbon. But that's okay; sketches are meant to be a starting point, a kick off for inspiration....
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it... lol

Our watercolor crayons were recently re-released. I don't like showing you things I can't help you with, so I haven't shown you projects made with them in a while. But they are back so I was able to play with them again! I love the depth of color provided by the crayons.

One way to use these crayons is to wet an Aqua Painter and brush it directly to the end of the crayon. It will pick up some of the color and you can then apply it to your stamped design (or the background). Apply one layer of color, let it dry and then add an additional layer of color for depth, shading and emphasis. If you try to add more color while it is still wet, you'll likely mix the colors instead of creating shading.

Thanks for stopping by!  To see more projects using this challenge, be sure to visit the Creative-sketches blog.

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Awash with Flowers
Stamps: Awash with Flowers (W117062, C120549), Sincere Salutations (W 115068)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry (119942), Basic Black (121045), Watercolor Paper (105019)
Tools: Aqua Painter (103954), Watercolor Wonder Crayons (119804)
Embellishments: Itty Bitty Buttons (118761), 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319), 3/8" Rich Razzleberry Taffeta (119966)
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