Hi there! Back again today with another project from the latest Colorado Craft Company release, this time featuring a stamp set collaboration between 3C and another wonderful company, Crafty Meraki! The stunning new Big and Bold Collaboration Orchids set was an absolute joy to paint with my newest obsession- Holbein Artist’s Gouache!
I began by stamping the gorgeous image from Big and Bold Collaboration Orchids onto some Fabriano Artistico Cold Press watercolor paper using Ink On 3’s Fadeout Ink. Gouache is an opaque watercolor, so it covers the stamped lines fairly well, but I use it basically the same way I do with my watercolors, so some of the stamped lines still show through. The Fadeout ink helps to minimize those lines.
Next, I watercolored the image using my Holbein gouache using Violet and Dark Green, adding some Permanent White for highlights and to emphasize shadows. It’s amazing the depth that you can create with just three tubes of paint! I used a number 6 round Silver Black Velvet brush for the majority of the painting, adding details with number 4 and number 2 round brushes. The intense colors in the gouache are perfect for this bold image from the Big and Bold Collaboration Orchids!
Once I had finished painting, I didn’t want to add much else to take away from the detailed painting, so I used my trusty T-square to add a black frame around the edge of the panel, then added a heat embossed greeting on a rectangle of black cardstock with some foam tape. The final touch was to finish off the “rule of 3” for the black accents with some black gems!
Well, that’s all for my project today! As you might know, Colorado Craft Company is offering Free Shipping Days to celebrate their newest release! Simply add items to your cart, then use code FREESHIPPINGEM at checkout to receive free shipping! The free shipping code will work from 9/5-9/6, so go and get your shop on!
Well, that’s all for my project today. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!