I have been playing with Pearlescent watercolor paint. It is quite shiny and has a lot of shimmer when dry. This card will be posted to the Double D Poinsettia challenge and the Watercooler Wednesday challenge.
There was challenge at Splitcoast Stampers to watercolor using black watercolor paper. I wanted to try this, but didn’t want to make the purchase till I decided if I might enjoy the process. I used Hobby Lobby Extra Heavy Weight cardstock, which is at least 100 pounds. It held the watercolor nicely. When the images were all dry, I splattered the front with gold shimmer spray. I like the card and it will be mailed next year.
21 thoughts on “Pearlescent Merry Christmas”
Your poinsettia are wonderful. I bet they really shine IRL. I love the gold on the black. That black background is so elegant.
They are quite shiny! It was fun to watercolor and create. Thanks!
Gorgeous! The shimmery poinsettias look amazing on the black. Love the gold as well.
Thanks! I have never watercolored on black before, so this was new. I like it!
Beautiful. The poinsettia really shimmer and the black card stock really makes them pop.
Very beautiful! Love the shimmer on black.
Lisa, this is gorgeous! I can imagine the shimmer it has, too. Great job! So, did you like it enough to purchase the black watercolor paper? I bet that would be useful for galaxy backgrounds, as well as night scenes, too.
It will be a while, but I plan to make the purchase at some time. The paint was very inexpensive and now that I have it, it needs to be used. It says it can be mixed with other paint to give it shimmer. Thanks!
I think Bonnie is right, any heavy black card stock should work. I’ve been water coloring on heavy duty card stock and it has worked pretty well. It works well on the Bristol card, too.
Now I am thinking white cs with black gesso could work with your paints
I think you are right. I do not own Gesso, but it is on my list, especially to use with Gelatos.
Yes, Bristol works great, but it is not black. This cardstock worked well and I have a lot of it. Thanks!
This is really beautiful. I am thinking GK black paper would do well with this too. So fun to see you step out and try many things.
It would probably work well, but I am out of her black. I have some SU black, but it is dwindling quickly. I have quite a bit of Hobby Lobby black, so I will use it till it is gone. It was fun to give it a try. Thanks!
Very beautiful, love the shine and sparkle! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT
Thanks! Loved the poinsettia theme.
Beautiful designed project using the description of our mood board.
Many thanks for entering your gorgeous card into our challenge of POINSETTIA.”, at Double D challenges…
Good luck in the draw and hope to see you here again.
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Thanks! Loved the mood board and had fun creating.
WOW absolutely beautiful Gayle! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Poinsettia’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Such a beautiful card Lisa. The pearlescents work really well and I can see the shine. Bet its even better in reality.