Hi there, everyone! I am sharing a one-layer card today featuring the Paint-A-Flower: Rosa Floribunda Outline Stamp Set.
Coloring the Roses
I will be coloring the roses in a satin-like finish. For this, instead of adding flicks of color, I will just be blending the colors so they appear to be transitioning. You should really watch the process video, as I have explained the process very well.
Start by applying the darkest color from the Red Cosmos Artist Alcohol Marker Set which is Grapevine. Then apply Ruby Red pigment. Because I wanted my roses to be more of a red hue, I applied the Ruby Red color to a larger portion of the petal. Then I blended this out with Coral Berry that acted as my high saturation color. To add more highlights, I used Frosty Pink Artist Alcohol Marker.
I also used the tip-to-tip method to apply in-between shades to achieve a beautiful transition between two distinct color shades.
Adding Texture To The Leaves
For the leaves, I used the Green Fields Artist Markers Set. Since I colored the roses in a smooth blended look, I thought I should add a bit of texture to the leaves. So I applied the Evergreen pigment in a flicking motion on the midrib and pointed the flicks away from the midrib. Then I added more flicks to this, extending the previous ones further outwards with Forest Glades Artist Alcohol Marker. To finish, I will use Frayed Leaf and blend the color.
To add faux dimension, you need a graphite pencil or any black, dark gray color pencil and add a light shadow outside the outline. This won't be all around the image but opposite to the light source. Then use a blending stump to soften this shading. This will create a beautiful shadow-like effect and create an instant faux dimension.
To make the card more appealing to the eye, I added fine black splatters from the Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set. And then I added some white splatters which looked really beautiful against the red roses.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment in Obsidian Pigment Ink.
You can watch the video below or on YouTube.
Thanks so much for stopping by!