- Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
- Tim Holtz Distress Stains (love these!)
- Old retired Stampin' Up! watercolor crayons (wish they'd bring back these marvelous creamy colorful crayons!)
- Old school watercolor cake paints (such as Bianyo 36-color set)
- ColourArte's Twinkling H20s
Graciellie Design. The openness of her floral pieces lends to watercoloring. I fell in love with her peony in the Amazing Things digital stamp set, so naturally, I had to buy and download it!
Gracie's blog posting, I printed the peony image in gray on my inkjet printer so that the lines of the peony would almost dissolve under the watercolor paints. However, I went back with a light gray paint and reinforced some of the lines when I thought the image looked too unformed.
In my first experiment, I tried high-end white cardstock for painting. Wrong move. The watercolors sat on top of the card and didn't become "one" with the paper. On the second attempt, I cut down a piece of 9x12-inch watercolor paper to letter size (8.5x11 inches) and ran it through the inkjet. I printed about four peonies per letter-size page. If you are running watercolor paper through your printer, you want to have the right weight; I used Canson XL Watercolor 9x12-inch pad -- 140lb.
Each flower and card is therefore different.