Hello! Watercolor paper is best for any watercoloring you plan to do, and I used it for the poinsettias on this card. I stamped in black ink, then covered the wet black ink with clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. This creates a ridge outline of the flower which helps contain the ink as you are watercoloring. You could also use black embossing powder. Then use an Aqua Painter to color the flower entirely in the lighter ink. It’s very wet at this point, and while the lighter ink is still wet, touch the flowers with a bit of the darker ink to create dimension in your flowers. Once completely dry, use a mask over each flower to stamp the green pine boughs. The way I do masking is to stamp the image onto a post it note, being sure to use the sticky side of the note. Cut around the flower, then stick over one flower on the watercolor paper. Stamp the pine needles next. Move the mask to the next flower, stamp your pine needles, and repeat this method until you’re done stamping. Once completely dry, add Dazzling Details to the centers of the flowers. The sentiment is also heat embossed in Cherry Cobbler embossing powder to give it some texture. Enjoy!
/ / 2012 Christmas Series – Day 3, Watercolor Poinsettia Card