Dragonfly in Colour

My art teacher Colleen has such faith in me and I keep saying, I can do it on a card, but a larger piece gives me a run for my money. This dragonfly is from our Wednesday night art class and when I saw that the challenge at Splitcoaststampers today was "Wing It" I decided to do this card, and I am happy with the outcome. I am not sure of the name of the technique, but you use a straw to move the paint. It is so much fun, and anything with wings would be perfect for this.  I used a previously done background for my card. I made it using Bister powders dumped in water then added the paper. I used 3 different colours of watercolour and finished with ink. I have two sets of watercolours. My largest is my Winsor Newton paints, and my smaller scale is a mixture of colours that I just love to use on my cards. These are some of those colours, Daniel Smith Manganese Blue, Schmincke Cobalt Turquoise and DaVinci Leaf Green and I added Daniel Smith Prussian Blue to the body of the dragonfly. Once painted I finished with ink using a Pilot Envelope Pen. What is that you say ... here is a link. I die cut my piece using my Scalloped Stitched Trimmings die and added some Nuvo Jewel drops in Key Lime and Sea Breeze. 
Thanks for visiting today ... I will see you next time.


  1. I had to come over & tell you how beautiful your card was here too, Kia! ;) SUPER JOB!!!!

  2. WOW ... this is STUNNING! I love the colours and this fun technique using the straw. Amazing design, Kia! xx

  3. Love your watercoloured background for your beautiful die cut dragonfly. Such a beautiful design my friend. Hugs...TFS the link to your pen too..


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