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Thursday, November 17, 2011

If I Had a Flower

Good morning, everybody! I hope this chilly Thursday finds you well.

I've been painting paper flowers - and they weren't even white!! Now, we all know we can paint white flowers any colour we choose, but did you know that you can paint other colours, too? I didn't have any purple flowers. I didn't have any white flowers. I did have some kind of greyish flowers. They're purple now!
I really like mixing colours, mainly because it's fun, so I used several shades of purple. I used Amethyst and Light Purple as a base coat. Over the top, I used Royal Purple and Plum. Not only did using that much paint allow me to get such a wonderful depth of colour, it also gave the paper flowers much more body than they had to begin with, which let me shape them, rather than leaving them flat.

Once the flowers were shaped and attached to the card, I added in a Clear Jeweled Inspirations gem to each flower.


jennyk said...

Beautiful card! I love the subtle colouring and the elegance of it.

Creative Inspirations said...

Very Beautiful! I like the colors that you used.

BarbaraW said...

These paints almost work miracles. Great flowers.

Irit Shalom said...

So simple and so lovely!

Unknown said...

Your flowers look so sparkly and pretty!

~Carla said...

Girl after my own heart! I LOVE painting flowers... Why limit yourself to the color they come in right!?

Kianel said...

Very elegant card!
Love from France, Kianel.