Misti, and put the largest image in as well. I started by colouring directly onto the leaves of the image with my Tombow Dual Brush Marker in #126 Light Olive, and did the veins and base of each leaf in #177 Dark Jade. After stamping it onto my cardstock, I was able to see any areas that I'd missed, or wanted to be darker, and (thanks to the Misti!) went over those areas again. Without removing the cardstock from the Misti, I used my damp #4 paintbrush to pull out the colour, filling the leaves in with the #126, and using the #177 for shadows.
#565 Deep Blue marker onto my palette, and picked it up with a wet #1 paintbrush - and I used this to add dots to the middle of each bloom - this helped to define each blossom. I also used the #565 to add shadows to areas where blooms were under leaves, or recessed behind others. The shadows really help to make the image less 2 dimensional, and more realistic looking.
palette with water and used it to paint a wash around the image, then splattered a little black paint on the whole image. After die cutting the image with the large rectangular die, I put it back in my Misti, picked one of the sentiments from the set, and stamped it in the top corner with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I mounted it on a periwinkle blue piece of cardstock that shows through the cutouts on the die, and then onto a piece of black.
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