ID: Jan/20 - Lily Of The Valley - Sweetest Of The Flowers card
size: 5"w x 7"H 

Created: January 25, 2020

As mentioned before I wanted to do more water coloring this year and asked my friends what their favorite flower and color were... and that's my inspiration for the flower cards coming. BIG GRIN.

And since I'm taking a pointed pen class taught by Kerri Forster this month thought I'd use that type of lettering...

I found an image on line and altered it to suit my needs. Used masking fluid and when dry misted with a lot of water and sprinkled various blues and green Color Burst. When dry removed the masking and used colored pencils to detail the flowers and my Daniel Smith watercolors (see image below for a pic of my palettes...) for the leaves.

Wrote my text using a Zebra G nib with FW acrylic white ink in a modern pointed pen script style lettering.

Trimmed down and adhered to a cream toned cardstock.

Quote: Sweetest of the flowers blooming in the fragrant vernal days is the Lily of the Valley with its soft, retiring ways. Paul Laurence Dunbar

Inside, used a different modern calligraphy lettering style. Used some gouache this time. Mixed a blend of Holbein Peacock Blue and Geranium and a touch of Gum Arabic. I've tried a lot of different gouache products and never liked any of them Holbein is really nice to work with...

I bought these containers thinking to use them for my Daniel Smith water colors... I have a ton of them and all my other palettes were too limiting. These have little individual containers that have a magnetic strip to hold them in the container. As you can see there are 40 containers for each palette and I still have more to come... I ordered a set of 2 more which should be here in a week or so and I can get the rest of my browns/neutrals, duochromas and iridescents. I'll be so happy. I'm loving using these already. The lid makes a good mixing surface too although I usually use my colors straight. I made a sampler of each color, including a number both on the sampler and the little containers in case they spill out.

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