Thursday, June 12, 2014

Watercolored Mandala

Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite coloring techniques - watercoloring with water-based markers. The images are from Sheena A Taste of India EZMount Stamp Set - Mandala

 I stamped the lovely mandala image onto watercolor paper using a Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad, sprinkled with emboss powder and heat set.   The background is a digital design paper from Sheena A Taste of India - Video Resource CD printed onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock. To tie in the gold from the main image, I stamped a small image from the set randomly with a Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad.

Next, I colored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens, which are water-based. I used the direct method of applying color and then I spread the color with a water-brush. I started with a clean water-brush, damp not saturated, in the lightest areas and moved to darkest, working in one area at a time.

I edged the design paper layer with a gold leaf pen, colored in leaves and added centers to the flowers.

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the set and added a flower cut out from the design paper.

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion Education  and InspiratonTeam members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

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