Abstract Florals

Both of these cards I have made for Scrap'n Stamp for our April Random Act of Cardness day 5, which is "Markers". I am referring to Tombow markers in my case, but any water based marker will do well with this technique. It is an old technique, but I have changed it up a bit to incorporate watercolour.

My thought process for this card was my favourite watercolour look, which is Abstract painting which I have done using a stamp instead of freehand along with Tombow markers.

To start I am using Arches cold press watercolour paper and my Penny Black stamp. First I coloured the stems using a layer of Turquoise, followed by a green. Before stamping I spritzed both the paper and the stamp - water is your friend here. Once stamped holding the card horizontally I spritzed again causing the inks to splatter and run. 

I then dried the piece with my heat tool. Next I coloured the flower, first with Orange, spritzed and stamped, then Yellow, spritzed and stamped, then a dark pink, spritzed and stamped. As previously, I then spritzed the flowers, a little more lightly than I did with the leaves to get a bit of splatter and run going on.

Again I dried the piece, then stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Warm Breeze. 

To finish I splattered with the Turquoise marker mixed with water, a mixture of Gold Perfect Pearls and water and White Gouache. I attached the dry piece to a Coral card using foam tape.

My second card.

I am still keeping the Abstract appearance, but this time I am working on Neenah cardstock along with the Tombow markers. I used the green and turquoise again on the leaves and stems, and red this time for the flowers. 

As I am on cardstock I am using only a little water, however after doing the leaves and stems I spritzed the flower parts of the stamp and stamped with no colour on them. The purpose was to add texture to the card, as my second stamp was with the flowers coloured with the red doing only the one pass in my Misti.

I finished up by spraying the card piece using the gold perfect pearls mixture. Then did splatters using the turquoise marker along with water and the white gouache. 

I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne, added foam tape to the back of the panel and attached to a turquoise card base. 

I had fun adding these little twists to the technique, and as I love abstract art so much, I will be doing this again.

I hope you too have enjoyed these cards today, and thank you for stopping by.

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xoxo, Kia