Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving for those who celebrated it. I myself and Thanksgiving-ed out! After 3 Thanksgiving meals in less than a week I've seen enough turkey for awhile. I'm sharing my last guest design project with Fresh Squeezed Stamps today using Tickle Me Fancy. I thought this feather image would look nice with a watercolor technique so that is just what I did.
I cut a piece of thick watercolor paper to 2 inches by 6 inches then embossed the feather image with white embossing powder. I used distress markers to color in the feathers then went back over them with a paint brush and perfect pearl mist water to blend the colors. On the purple feathers I did use seedless preserves distress ink for the darkest color so I pressed my ink pad to an acrylic block and mixed in the pearly water from there to paint the dark color. I'm keeping my fingers crossed the Ranger will make markers in the seasonal distress colors before too long. :) You can do this same thing using the pads as well, I just find the markers better for detailed images. The background I colored using just the ink pad ink and plain water.
You can see in this close up that the feathers have a lovely shine which is a nice contrast to the matte background.
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