Watercolour Dragonfly

It is Watercolour Wednesday which means it is time to share my card from today's challenge.

For our challenge we visited the studio of Diane Antone. Diane showed us how she drew and painted a Dragonfly.
I did my drawing, and did not like it. Rather than erase it, I flipped the watercolour card and drew it again, which is what you see above. This one turned out better than my first, believe me!

I am using Arches Cold Press 140lb. watercolour card and picked Ultramarine Blue and Quinacridone Gold and Neutral Tint as my colours. I started with the blue, first adding water to the area, then dropping in the Ultramarine Blue paint.
When I say I added water to the area, it is a small amount that is brushed into the area which allows the paint to spread and give the translucent look.

Once the blue was dry I added water to the gold area, and again dropped in the Quinacridone Gold. While the paint was doing its magic, I moved on to the body, being sure to not touch the gold, drawing in the body areas and water colouring with the Neutral Tint (Grey) paint.
As the Neutral Tint paint dried, I added more to deepen the colour somewhat.

To finish up I added splatters using all three of the colours, as well as white Gouache, keeping the splatters on the small side.
Once again I waited for everything to dry, then added the panel to a navy card base. In my mini Misti I stamped my sentiment using Blue Belle by VersaFine Clair. The sentiment I used is from the Loads of Wishes by Avery Elle. 

There is more to the sentiment, but I only wanted the hugs, so I masked the rest of the sentiment so as to not include it.

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xoxo, Kia