This card is relatively simple and straight forward, nothing too complicated. I love Inktense pencils, and the vibrancy of their colors once they are in contact with water. And it doesn’t take a lot of water either, which is why I used only regular cardstock and not watercolor paper.
A close-up of the bouquet:
A close-up of the porcupine (isn’t he cute??):
In the video, you’ll see how I use these pencils. I color the images enough to get the pigment in the right places, but it doesn’t have to be perfect, since it will be blended with water anyways. I do shaded areas with darker colors. And when I add water, I make sure to make the brush tip damp but not *too* wet, since you don’t need a lot of water at all. I dab my brush tip on a baby wipe/paper towel quite a bit to take out the excess water, for better control of the color movement. And I always start with the lighter color FIRST, and then slowly work my way into the darker color (not the other way around). If you do the reverse, the colors will run together and it will be all just one color (the darker color).
For those who have been following my card posts/videos, you can tell that I am partial to the watercolor/imperfect look, which adds to it’s overall charm (in my personal opinion). =)