I wasn't too thrilled with my background watercoloring attempts last weekend with my Canson watercolor paints because the colors weren't as bright as the current watercolor paint dujour Gansai's appear to be in the many samples & videos I've come across.
Thus my motivation to dig out my Radiant Pearl pots, an old favorite of mine from over a decade ago. And the RP's do not disappoint in color vividness!
When funds become available, I'm sure I'll grab some Gansai's at some point, but until then, nothing wrong with using what I've got to learn/perfect a technique which apparently I've done lots of in the past once I got going with my Radiant Pearl's!
Seriously so sad I can't buy anymore as I recently discovered that these were discontinued and no longer on the market after being acquired by Luminart, so I'm torn between going to town and yet being mindful to use my paints sparingly.
Unfortunately, the gorgeous shimmering effects didn't photograph well in the above picture, so here's a another shot at it from the side which hopefully shows it off a bit better. Sorry, my lighting is off on this shot.
I applied paint sparingly directly onto the red rubber stamp since a little goes a long way and it stays wet for some time. Then once all the colors were applied, I then took a hold of the stamp and impressed it onto my Neena Solar White 110 lb weight cardstock.
It was like running into an old beloved friend....my Radiant Pearls!
- SCS' CAS362 to use Wildflowers for 5/25/15. Hmm, I'm not sure what kind of flowers these are, but the dandelion like leaves of these tall stems scream poppies to me, so a type of wildflower? (I'm guessing this is a Hero Arts stamp because I only have the unmounted rubber stamp due to my very early attempts to ditch all my wood mounted stamps.)
- Muse Challenge #119 based on this card inspiration. I'm a sucker for gold foil dotty designs. I went with gold dotty washi tape for mine.
- The Pink Elephant TPE#300 Anything Goes Challenge.
- Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge for 5/27/15.
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"Hello" Shimmering Poppies Card
Paper: Neena Solar White 110# CS
Stamps: Hero Arts Poppies (?)
Ink: Radiant Pearls
Embellishments: Reverse Confetti "hello" die; SU 2013-2015 In Color Sequins; SU Watercolor Wonder Designer (gold dotted) washi tape
Tools: Paint Brushes
Size: 4.25" x 6.5" rectangular