Zig Metallic Watercolor Paints and Cosmos Background Stamp by Simon Says Stamp!

March 31, 2018

Hello everyone! I have mixed feeling about black cards but it was super  fun and relaxing spending some time trying and testing new metallic watercolor paints :  Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Gem colors set of 6 .

I do love applying metallic accents to cards using these paints but for today I wanted to see how they look on the gorgeous image produced by  Cosmos Background Stamp by Simon Says Stamp.

So in the video I'm using Zig Gem colours watercolor paints and also a hint of the Silver and Yellow Gold from the   Starry Colours set.
Zig Gem Colors Watercolor Set x 6 

The first thing I want to say is that the coloring process with these paints was extremly  easy!

Before applying color,  I  used  the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to stamp the image 3 times on black cardstock  (240 grams) using Clear Versamark ink and black  Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder .

Then,  I used  round tip watercolor brushes #4 and #6 #2  and I  applied a couple of color washes on the images.

I also splattered the panel using the blue paint as I was tryng to use all the colours in the palette. 

I was also testing their  blendability and opacity on a dark paper.   I hope you can see that some areas around the center of the flowers have contrasting colours. 

In conclusion you can overlap the colours but you can't see a good blend on dark cardstock... you can still add accents and interest mixing different colours over the paper... for a better blending all you have to do is to mix the colours on a clear block or a pallete first and then apply them to the image.

This is a 6"x6" card.

That's all for today.  Thanks for stopping by and don't be shy to leave a comment.  I would love to hear from you.

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