Super WT challenge today! I recently finished this watercolor azalea card & it fits right in. Most of our azaleas in the yard have finished blooming but we have some satsuki azaleas in back that are just starting to bloom.
I was playing around with my recently arrived order of Brushos & for this bg, I used them pretty much as you would normal watercolors. I wet the w/c paper, sprinkled on some pinks, reds, yellows & oranges then sort of blended out the heavy concentrations of color. After drying it with a heat gun, I stamped the azaleas w/ the Versafine then reverse painted them...meaning I used plain water, a paintbrush & a paper towel to lift some color from the flowers so they wouldn't be as dark as the background. I also added some drops in the background using water. The oval was die cut out of the background, matted then replaced & the greeting stamped in the white space at the bottom. All of the uncolored azaleas were fussy cut & added.
Thanks so much for looking! Closeups & the inside are on my blog: The Write Stuff
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015 GMT Views: 2337