Thursday, 19 January 2017

Fusion - Golden wattle

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion! For today's challenge, we're going green and gold! I took the colours of the inspiration photo and interpreted the sketch to make this fusion.

I used the Beautiful Bouquet: Dahlia set from Wplus9, teamed with a sentiment from Avery Elle "Oh Happy Day". I white embossed the bouquet on some watercolor cardstock, and then coloured the flowers and leaves with various yellow and green Distress Markers, and then sprayed with lots of water, then dried with a heat gun (this is one of my favourite techniques). I repeated these steps until I was happy with the depth and variation of colour.  (I added a tiny bit of pale blue as a shadow.) I then mounted the panel on a pale yellow notecard from Hero Arts.

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  1. This is gorgeous, Michelle! Love the way you layered the watercolors!

  2. Your watercolor technique is wonderful! Gorgeous flowers!

  3. Beautiful colouring of what is one of my favourite floral images.


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