Thursday, January 28, 2016

Peace Rose Birthday Blossom

Right before Christmas, I found the Gansai Tambi watercolors at a price I was finally willing to pay, so I bought them and waited to play with them. I have been watching the price on them for about a year, and have been wanting them so much, I was giddy when the box arrived. And I must say, they are everything I had hoped they would be :) Now add this beautiful stamp set, and I got magic I tell you!!

I watercolored this entire panel, and I had so much fun with the blending and layering of colors. I already love to watercolor, but this made it so much more fun. There is a light sheen to the color after I added a little of the pearly paint over the flower, but you can also tell that it is paint, not ink. I used a bright yellow and a coral red or the orange to blend the petals. The color reminds me of a peace rose, which my mother grew long ago on the farm.

ETA: For those who already have the Gansai Tambi watercolors and would like to know which colors I used, here is what I think I used, since it has been over a month since I painted this, lol.
  • #40 yellow
  • #31 coral-red or #33 orange 
  • #58 green
  • #50 creamy turquoise 
And, while Stampin' Up! has fabulous watercolor paper, I use Canson 140# cold press paper that I can get in a big 9"x12" pad at my local stores for about $6 with 25 sheets. It is a great watercolor paper for my purposes, and affordable enough for me to use scads and scads of it :)
I tried to catch the depth of the colors and the sheen of the paint, but it still looks better in real life :)
I embossed the image with White embossing powder, which helped corral the colors where I wanted them :)

What do you think? Love it? Hate it? I am sure I will show more Gansai Tambi painting in the future :)

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Mickey Roberts said...


Soozie4Him said...

Oh, I just LOVE IT!!!! I have the Gansai Tambi set too - could you tell me what the numbers are on the colors you used? You did a GREAT job!!! Can't wait to see what else you do with the new watercolors! What kind of WC paper did you use??

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