Hi there! Emily Midgett back with you today to share a project combining some old and some new products from the Studio Katia lineup. Now, if you’ve ever visited my blog, you’ll notice something…. flowers and coloring are my jam. I can’t get enough of pretty blooms (which Studio Katia luckily has in spades), nor can I get enough of numerous coloring mediums. I am fortunate to own many different watercoloring mediums, including the Ph Martins Liquid Watercolors, which I’ve used on today’s project. I painted this peony during the latest Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge, and couldn’t wait to use it on a project! Let’s get started with the details.
I began by stamping and clear embossing the main peony image from Japanese Peony onto some Arches cold press watercolor paper. I then used my Ph Martins liquid watercolors to add shades of coral, pink, and fuchsia purple to the peony, first by wetting the peony completely with clean water, then dropping in very diluted color for my first “layer” of color. (I am all about layers!) After the first layer had dried, I then went back in with more concentrated watercolor to add shading and shadows. Having that first layer of multiple mottled colors helps to add some variety and uniqueness to the image.
Next, I worked on my background. I began by blending two A2 sized panels using bright fuchsia, hot pink, and deep coral inks (trying to match the colors used on the flower itself). I die cut one of the blended panels using the new Grid Cover die, backing it with some acetate and foam tape to create a shaker. I then filled my shaker with Luminous Lavender Flowers, Iridescent Dust Seed Beads, Luminous Lavender Fusion sequins, and adhered it to the other blended panel.
After my shaker had been completed, it was time to add the flower and a greeting to the front. I added the Japanese Peony to the bottom of the card front, trimming off some of the foliage that hung over the edge and placing it around the top of the peony (waste not, want not!), then white embossed a greeting from Cup of Thanks onto some strips of black card stock and added them to the card front using liquid adhesive.
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you enjoyed a bit of summer in my post today…. I’m so enjoying these longer days with more sunlight!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!