|OWH Sketch #12|
Both the flowers are the birdie are stamped and were colored with my new Fantasia Watercolor Pencils. I watched a few technique videos on YouTube and ended up using this one. I don't, however, have any watercolor paper... as of yet, haha. While I tried not to let the paper get too wet, it started to warp and even with some extra ATG reinforcement, it's still a bit too wrinkley for my liking when it comes to sending it overseas. Still, I'll be keeping this as a memento of my first homemade pattern paper with an analogous color focus, as well as my first watercolor pencil endeavor.
Brush Strokes: The video says to give yourself a "palette" of color (color a block of color on scrap paper, then add water with a paintbrush, then take the brush to the stamped image). This worked well, but wherever my brush landed first ended up with a thinner color, and where it ended up had thicker (darker) color. In this case, it was probably because I started at the tips of the petals and the brush strokes went toward the center of the flower.
Stamp Ink: Although I chose yellow and orange for the colors, the ink for the stamping ended up being orange (for what would be colored yellow) and red (for what would be colored orange). I had assumed a darker yellow and orange (respectively) would suffice, but as you can see... the contrast wasn't enough:
|Ink is a mild orange in real life|