It’s been a little while since I colored a large floral image. It’s not my usual cup of tea, but I do enjoy it from time to time. I figured if I was going to work on something different, I might also take out my Tombow Markers as well since I’ve ignored them for some time and it is my preferred water-based marker in comparison to to using mediums like Zigs or Arteza ones.
I started by stamping the large image from You Matter To Me with Versamark ink and covered it with gold embossing powder that I then heat set. Now we’re all set to start coloring, and I started adding colors to the image with my Tombow markers and stretched that colors out with a water brush. I always appreciate the flowy look created from working with water-based markers to give that artsy feel.
Too add more to the abstract feel of my coloring, I also gave it a nice splatter of white watercolor paint. This adds a lot of texture and spontaneity to the image. But even amonst all the bright colors, I still wanted the words to stand a bit more, so I took a light blue copic marker (B21) and highlighted the outside of the letters and blending out into the background. It gave it a little bit of a glow.
I like to add a frame to this “art piece” and used the one from Pegworks Creative Cuts. I added this over the painted layer with foam tape. Then, I used some Pinkfresh Studio jewels to the card as a finishing touch.