I started out by collaging some pretty papers and book paper onto my canvas. I added some color to the background using my chosen color palette.
Once that was dry, I covered it with Cotton Velvet mixed with a bit of Gesso using an acrylic brayer, to tone the colors down.
Using a background stamp, Fat Smudge Lines from Technique Junkies, I randomly stamped with Staz-On ink around the canvas.
Next, I drew whimsical flowers onto my piece with a pencil.
I painted in spaces around the canvas using Fluorite Gems, Just Peachy and Viridian Sorbets. I used a fine-tip black Sharpee to go over my drawn lines.
I wanted to create a lighter shade of the Viridian Sorbet, so I added some Cotton Velvet to it.
This is the lightened Viridian Sorbet.
To darken the Fluorite Gem, I mixed in Tuxedo Black Velvet.
You can see the slight difference, here on the Fluorite Gem spaces. The lower one is a tad darker, especially closer to the lines.
This is showing you some darkened Fluorite and some lightened Fluorite.
I wanted to create more gradients of each color, darkening each color closer to the black lines and lightening them up as they go out. For the Just Peachy, I used Kenyan Copper for the darker tone.
I used the same technique coloring in the flowers and leaves.
I completed the piece by adding white pen doodles and black pen doodles.
The completed piece.
I also wrote some words around the canvas.
I used watercolor paper for my canvas.
Thanks for joining me, today! ~Robin
- Fluorite Gem
- Bronze Metal Effects
- Just Peachy Sorbet
- Kenyan Copper Sorbet
- Viridian Sorbet
- Cotton Velvet
- Tuxedo Velvet