No-line Watercoloring

I went to my local nursery recently and discovered a pansy called Antique Shades that made me want to get out my Atelier Inks from Inkon3 and watercolor.

To start this card I cut down a piece of Arches bright white cold press paper to 5 3/4x 3 inches and stamped the pansy cluster from the Inkon3 Pansies stamp set with my Fadeout ink also from Inkon3. Mask the floral and stamp the tea cup included in this stamp set.

You can watercolor with the Atelier inks by swiping the pad on a plate or palette. I have the re-inkers and love the ease of use, but its not required. And of course you can use Distress Oxides or regular Distress inks. Make sure to start with a light layer and build up color for dimension. I used Bee Sting yellow, Goddess Green, Trinity Teal, Sweet Petunia pink and Twiggy brown to color my florals and a touch of Peacock blue for the tea cup. I used the brown to desaturate the green a bit and give it a more olive color. If you want to get more details check my Instagram page for the replay of this watercoloring process for the flowers.

I felt like the card needed something more so I decided to use the new Wonky Lines stencil from Inkon3. I cut a mask for the tea cup and flowers and masked them off. I taped down the stencil and used my Blackout ink. I love the look of florals with black stripes.

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9 thoughts on “No-line Watercoloring

  1. Such a striking card with those beautiful pansies on the striped background Melinda!

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  2. Wow Melinda! Your Card is Fantastic! The Pansies are colored so dimensionally, I feel like I can reach out and touch them! You are a true Artist! Lisa Flemming

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