Prang also has a set with just 8 pans; this one is a 16 pan with warm and cool colors. Now these do come with a brush but I honestly got rid of it. I prefer waterbrushes or my other watercolor brushes.
Picture of the card below!
I first stamped just the flower heads and heat embossed them. Then I started to paint my back ground. Knowing I wanted a sky and land scene for the flowers I painted the upper portion of the watercolor paper panel in blue and the lower in green. To achieve the cloudy/texture in the sky I used the waterbrush to "drop" 3 droplets of clean water, after paint the wash of blue, and let it dry. The affect of that creates a bloom that is lighter then the surrounding area.
For the grass or land area I wanted some texture; I painted a wash of green and used a heat gun to dry it mostly. Then I took a darker shade of green and pounced my brush. After that I dried it with my heat gun again. Be careful to not heat the already embossed areas. By doing that you can cause the embossing powder to reheat and melt into the watercolor paper loosing the raised edge.
Then I stamped the stems of the flowers, heat embossed them and mixed a dark green color to paint the stems in. I used shades of yellow/ red / blue for the flowers, mixing my own colors to get the hue I wanted. I also added shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen being careful to wipe my pen's brush off before moving on to other colors of the flowers. The shimmer pen reactivates the paint and can cause smudging or color transfer if you are not careful.
What brands of inexpensive watercolors do you like? Or have you tried watercolors before? Let me know in the comments below!
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