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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

This is the lightened Viridian Sorbet.

To darken the Fluorite Gem, I mixed in Tuxedo Black Velvet.

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.

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.

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 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 used the same technique coloring in the flowers and leaves.

I completed the piece by adding white pen doodles and black pen doodles.

I completed the piece by adding white pen doodles and black pen doodles.

The completed piece.

The completed piece.

I also wrote some words around the canvas.

I also wrote some words around the canvas.

I used watercolor paper for my canvas.

I used watercolor paper for my canvas.

Thanks for joining me, today!  ~Robin

Thanks for joining me, today! ~Robin

  • Fluorite Gem
  • Bronze Metal Effects
  • Just Peachy Sorbet
  • Kenyan Copper Sorbet
  • Viridian Sorbet
  • Cotton Velvet
  • Tuxedo Velvet