The Avant Garden stamp set was one of my top choices when I got to choose my Sale-A-Bration items. Yes, I know...I'm a sucker for flower sets, but I love how this one has both solid images and other detailed ones that are perfect for watercoloring plus sentiments using a beautiful font!
I used the new Watercolor Pencils and my Aqua Painter to color this. I love that they are truly SU! colors!
These are the colors I used: Rich Razzleberry with a touch of Melon Mambo on the flowers. Old Olive with a bit of Daffodil Delight for the leaves and then what started to be a very small amount of Pacific Point for the background. LOL
Let me tell you more about the background. Like I said, I started with just a very light touch of Pacific Point along the right edge of the image and blended outward. It looked nice...but I didn't leave well enough alone. I also decided to use the splatter/splotchy image included in the set while the background was still wet. Even though I had stamped off first, I didn't care for the look of it. I quickly blended it into the background, and then had to repeat the process over the entire background hoping I wouldn't have to end up scrapping the whole piece. Once finished and dry, I rather like the way it turned out...but not sure I could ever duplicate it. So there ya go...one of a kind artwork!
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