To prepare my background, I adhered white watercolor paper to a piece of 4x8.5 piece of corrugated cardboard. I used a swirly patterned die (Sizzix Alterations thinlets Mixed Media #2) on a piece of 4x8.5 piece of water color paper and adhered it over the the background. I primed it with 2 coats of gesso to give it the look of canvas. Then I sprayed it with T-BIRD TURQUOISE (flat fabio) until I got the coverage I was satisfied with.
I stamped the dragonfly onto water color paper and cut it out. I sprayed it with FRENCHY'S PINK POUF (flat fabio) and added a touch of T-BIRD TURQUOISE (flat fabio). Flat Fabios have no shimmer or shine to them, so I decided to add some Stickles on the outline to give them a it of shimmer. I flicked on some FRENCHY'S PINK POUF.
SUMMER LOVIN' SUN, KISSIN' KENICKIE CORAL, and a touch of T-BIRD TURQUOISE (flat fabio's). I used Stickles to give it shimmer. I mixed some Art Stones in cleargesso and spread them onto the canvas around the fish and flowers. I added a bit of cheese cloth that i sprayed with T-BIRD TURQUOISE. Once it dried, I used a soft paint brush and painted on the T-BIRD TURQUOISE.
I die cut the flowers, and layered the purple flower to look like a water lily to compliment my Koi fish. To color the flower, I used PINK LADIES PINK (flat fabio) on the insides of each flower layer and
FRENCHY'S PINK POUF (flat fabio) over it concentrating the color on the ends of the flowers. The middle was created by layering starburst punched out shapes, spraying them with SUMMER LOVIN' SUN (flat fabio) and FRENCHY'S PINK POUF (flat fabio). I sprayed the pink flowers with FRENCHY'S PINK POUF (flat fabio) and only used 1 layer of the starburst for the middle. I used Stickles on the edges as well.
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