Birthday Wishes stamp set to work. I started with white embossing the sentiment onto watercolor paper. Occasionally, the white wasn't super solid, so I poured additional powder over the still hot embossed sentiment and used my heat tool to melt a little more powder, creating a slightly more solid image. I've found this technique to solve some of the ills of embossing on watercolor paper with the variable texture. I then used my Mission Gold watercolors to create the watercolor washes, combining colors which complimented each other. I ended up experimenting on multiple pieces and so this card set was born. Once I had the washes completely dry, I used think watercolor to splatter and create the interesting detail on the card front.
I went looking for something to finish these off and decided to use my Cosmic Shimmer gold gilding flakes. Using a technique similar to that found in this video, I sponged glue onto the panel edge and let the glue dry a bit before rubbing the flakes into the glue as demonstrated in the video.
What have you been up to? I don't know if I'll stop this watercolor kick I'm on. It's been too much fun!