I am so excited to share Tickled Pink Flamingo by Colorado Craft Company. I had my eye on 3C’s Big & Bold line of stamps for a while when they reached out and asked if I’d like to color one up. Um, yes, please!!
All the details to watercolor this gorgeous Big & Bold Tickled Pink Flamingo are in this short cardmaking video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with friends!
Stamping Tickled Pink Flamingo
A bit of masking was involved in setting up the neck garland for this Tickled Pink Flamingo. I rarely do masking, but I wanted a few more flowers in the arrangement.
First, I stamped one set of flowers on Saunders Waterford High White Cold Press watercolor paper cut to 3.5 x 8.5-inches. Next, stamped a piece of Post-It Tape and cut out a mask. I masked the first set of flowers and stamped the second set of flowers and flamingo. While I had the supplies out, I went ahead and stamped the sentiment.
Watercolor Tickled Pink Flamingo
For this card, I used the Altenew Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set. I’m so familiar with the colors and knew I could easily mix a flamingo pink.
Do you have a favorite watercolor set? I’m curious about what makes it your favorite. Let me know in the comments below.
Altenew Artist Watercolor
Flamingo Pink | 1st Layer – Tea Party | 2nd Layer – Tea Party & Warm & Cozy Mix
Beak | Tea Party, White, & Rock Collection
Eye | Green Hills & Pocket Full of Sunshine Mix
Yellow Flowers | Pocket Full of Sunshine, Tea Party, Red Sunset
Pink Flowers | Tea Party & Red Sunset
Wide Leaves | Green Hills & Green Meadows
Thin Leaves | Green Meadows
Background | Cool Summer Nights
To finish off the card, I added a bit of graphite shading with a regular pencil and tortillon. This pops the flamingo and sentiments off the page and casts a shadow around the eye and between the flowers. Finally, I spritzed the card panel with shimmer spray and called it done.
I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did. I’d like to paint this again with different watercolors or perhaps color it with Copic markers for a different look. I’ll see you soon with more Colorado Craft Company projects.
Watercolor + Tinted Charcoal
Does your watercolor need more depth and shadow?
Try this simple technique with Derwent Tinted Charcoal.
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