Fresh Cut Roses is a beautiful, recently released set of two floral images with several wedding-related sentiments, and one that I will love to use with watercolor paints, pencils or brush pens, or alcohol-based Artist Markers!
Then, I used both the 24 watercolor paint pan set and the 36 paint pan set to mix a variety of tints and shades for these flowers. I used a wet-on-wet painting technique, made easier to do by the mini-barriers created by heat embossing.
In fact, because I was stamping on textured watercolor paper, and that can be iffy at the best of times, and also, because I was embossing with white on a white background and wanted to give the image every chance of standing out, I used a MISTI and stamped once, heat embossed, and stamped again to get more built up and defined heat embossed lines.
For this card, I again stamped the rose-with-buds image onto watercolor paper with white (double) heat embossing.
For a slightly different look, I used a square die from the Halftone Square Dies set to crop a portion of the stamped and painted image. This is a nifty trick for the times when you paint a whole design and don't love one part of it. Cut it off. Turn your back and never speak of it again. Or just toss it in the trash. No need for all the melodrama.
The painting on this card shows better what I mean by wet-on-wet painting. For the leaves, I painted each individual shape with clean water, then dropped in two different shades of green paint and let them blend together. For the rose, I painted the entire bloom with clean water, and using the embossed lines to create barriers, dropped in a shade of pink that I had mixed in my paint palette. I was careful to drop the paint in the tiny corners where the shadows would be darkest and let them blend outward as the water dried.
I used a sentiment from the Fancy Greetings Stamp Set this time and heat set with Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder. All of the paintings are finished once they receive a splatter treatment using mixes of the same paint colors in the painted design.
If you're looking for a beautiful, suitable-for-any-occasion stamp set, that allows you the fun of painting or coloring, I hope you'll check this one out! Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!