I'm calling today's technique free form watercoloring for lack of a better term. I see people who do gorgeous realistic watercoloring and I really admire them. But that just isn't me. If I want to create in a realistic or controlled manner I'll use markers and pencils. When I want to be loose and "wild" I turn to water colors (or at least a water based medium).
The sketchy nature of this stamp set called for a very free form style of coloring. I used my ZIG Kuretake Clean Color Brush Pens for this card. They have VERY vibrant colors which I thought would be perfect. I applied a water wash to most areas and the went in with the brush pen. If I wanted an area darker or more intense, I used my heat gun to dry it and went back over it with the brush pen.
The third heart was done on a separate piece of paper, die cut and adhered using foam dots.
For me, the final look I want to achieve dictates the medium I use. In this case I wanted a very loose and free form look. I've tried using the ZIG pens in a controlled manner but prefer my Copic markers for that. These are great for a loose, artsy look.
I often say that I don't have a definitive style for my art. It could best be described as "multiple personalities". When I begin to create, I'm never sure who will show up! This week - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - I think you can see that three of my personalities showed up at some point over this past weekend! (All kidding aside, I think that my background in commercial art has given me the ability to be a chameleon. When you have a client who wants a certain something you must learn to adapt.)
Today's card is entered in the Fusion Challenge for February 1 . Here is the challenge that was posted:
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