watercolor sunflowers….by melissa cash


Hello and happy Fall Friday to you!  I love Fall and with it comes rich colors and sunflowers!
I stamped the Northwoods Sunflower in Teapot image with Archival Black ink onto some 140# cold press watercolor paper and colored it in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens in various colors. When I do this technique, I like to scribble some of the color directly into the area that I want it in and then I take a small watercolor brush and spread the color around in a very loose fashion allowing it to bleed and blend.

When I use a heavier paper like watercolor paper, I like to use Tombow Foam Tabs to hold it down to the base card as it is strong enough to hold the watercolor paper good and flat.  I don’t skrimp, I use quite a few squares. 

To adhere each of the flat layers together, I used Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, this works especially well when you have an embossed panel like the woodgrain frame on this card.

For a finishing touch, I added some glitter glue to bring lots of sparkle to the pretty sunflowers.

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