Citrus Smiles

For all you that always ask for flowers to color, here you go!  Power Poppy just released a few citrusy digital images you are going to want!  Something about Citrus that is so refreshing and these images feel fresh squeezed.  I can smell them now!

Karin Brushmarker Pro, Watercolor, Power Poppy, Card Making

I thought I would color these using my Karin Brushmarker Pro watercolor pens.  As you can see from the image below I used my craft mat for a palette and a paintbrush and water to color the image in.  If I wanted a fisher tone I added water direct to paper and then gently touched the marker into that area and watched the color spread.

The image was then matted in black cardstock and placed on a watercolored background paper.  This was a joy to create.

A few things I would have done differently with this image and Karin is to stop before I overwork something.  I am so used to a solid coverage that is is hard for me to know when its enough, allowing for a more watercolored feel.  I will get there…just need to practice.

You can grab your image to color up using the link below.  If you are interested in trying out the Karin watercolor markers be sure and head over to Marker Universe (link below) and at check out use the coupon code DOVE15 for 15% off your whole order.  Marker Universe also carries the watercolor paper I used by X-Press It.  You can send this paper through your printer and then color the image.

Now go have FUN!

Power Poppy – Aloe and Oranges Digital Stamp set

Healing Bouquet Digital Stamp set

Marker Universe – Karin Brushmarker Pro

X-Press IT Watercolor Paper

2 thoughts on “Citrus Smiles

  1. Hi Jennifer, I LOVE your work…I have a question though. I printed some images on watercolor paper with my Inkjet printer and when I tried to paint on them, the black ink bled. What type of printer do you use? Laserjet? And do you change the color setting to something light so it looks like no line coloring? Thanks in advance for your help! Gorgeous work!

    1. Hello Brenda, Yes I use a laser printer as it heats the ink to the paper. For this image I did take it into photoshop and lighten the lines prior to coloring it. Maybe with your inkjet you can not fight the lines but rather print them in a color that compliments the image and then when it bleeds it will look intentional. Good luck…have fun! Thank you for your sweet comments!

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