Watercolor with powder color

I have created my own pallet of watercolors using various lines of powder color. The combination of one color with pearlescent or mica powders gives the shimmer I was looking for. Here I combined Ken Oliver Cerulean Blue with Honkydory Prism Sparking Sapphire to get this color of blue. By adding Mica Gum I can let the colors dry out in their tray and re-hydrate when needed plus it really helps set the color and shine on paper.

For this card I stamped the floral image with embossing pad then heat set Platinum on white text vellum. After water coloring using a paint brush very loosely, I then added splatters and allowed to dry. Next, I dry embossing to add texture and flatten out the paper. Once trimmed down and mounted on white cs base I added the strip and heat set die sentiments, both created on the Silhouette.

Thanks for sharing your time with me, now I am sharing this with:

TicTacToe: Coloring+embossing+die cut

Hand Stamped: Sketch

As You Like It: Color Medium Shimmer water colors

15 thoughts on “Watercolor with powder color”

  1. Wow, Bonnie, this is so pretty! Great play of textures and color – I LOVE watercolor techniques! The silver is perfect with the blue! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  2. You have created a beautiful card with these powder watercolors. So soft and sweet and I love how you used the sketch! Thanks for joining in on the challenge at HSS!

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