Because I have such little experience with water color I also have very few limitations. In this instance I did stamp the images in black ink and water color with water brush and Koi Water Colors on heavy white cs (who says it has to be water color paper?). Could have stopped there but was hoping for some texture in my heavy cs so I brushed the whole thing with clear gesso. Bad idea, red went where the brush went. Trying to savage the image I sprayed the whole thing with tons of water. That created spread out pools of red around flowers. After using a paper napkin to mop up the excess and allowing to dry I was happy with the image but still did not have texture. So sent the paper through Cuttlebug with heavy textured woven wallpaper as embossing folder. Coated the final piece with white glue to lock everything in place and add a slight sheen. Mounted on red cs layer on white cs base.
This is going to a friend who’s husband is having prostrate surgery. He will get his own get will card, but I think the care givers need all the support we can offer as well.