To be very honest, I don't know how I wanted the card to look.
I just started with taking a watercolour paper and swipe a layer of white gesso over the stencil, but only on one side of the paper. Why? I don't know haha. I just wanted to test out how it would turn out and didn't want to waste a whole piece of watercolour paper.
While I let the gesso air dry, I stamped the images (also on a watercolour paper with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain) and use my Inktense Watercolour Pencils to colour the images. I usually start by direct colouring on the areas that should come out darker.
The pencils are highly pigmented, a little goes a long way. As you can see below, I'm using a wet brush and "pull" the colour to the rest of the white space. If the colour isn't vibrant enough, you can get the colour directly from the pencil with a wet brush.
To add colour to the gesso-ed stencil, I used my very wet brush to pick up colour directly from the pencil. If you've never done this before, no worries, this does not ruin your pencil. At least not for me.
Anyways, all I wanted to create is a gradient of light to dark blue.
All Create A Smile products :
Beach Party Kit (used the Stencil, Stamp and Enamel Dots)
Happy Days (Birthday Sentiment)
Non-Create A Smile Products :
Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils
Ranger Glossy Accents
Clear Wink of Stella
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