Hi Everyone! Here is another card using the Twinkling H2O. I used the same image because I really love this flower image. It's a fun large flower to color. I created the a "written" version of the tutorial. I'll be creating a "video tutorial" today. Initially, I was going to create a video tutorial but when I went to turn it on, my battery was dead. Arrrghh! Anyway check back tomorrow or later this evening for the "video" version of the tutorial.
Many of you commented that your colors don't come out as vibrant when you use your Twinkling H2O. I think the problem may be when you add water to your brush and pick up the color from the Twinkling H2O, you need to "activate" it by swirling and swirling your watercolor brush until the Twinkling H2O thickens up on your brush.
Another problem is that you are using too much water. After your brush picks up the Twinkling H2O and your brush has too much water, it dilutes the color because Twinkling H2O is mixed with mica and they sort of separate causing the color to become sheer which is great when you want to add a subtle layer of shimmery color over another color but not when you want it to be your primary color, the color will be too light.
Interestingly, I have an opposite effect. . . rather than being too light, I end up sometimes with the color too vibrant especially when I use the darker colors so I try to pick up "less" color on my brush.
Another key to using this color medium is to pick up different shades of colors. The touch of different shades shows up so nicely on your image.
What I love about Twinkling H2O is that layering colors don't change the colors that can occur when you use watercolor or acrylic paint. It may change it subtly but it basically maintains the integrity of the different colors that you layer.
I think it'll make more sense when I do the "video" tutorial. It's hard to explain it in the written version.
This is a close up of the image. As you can see there's different layers of the different colors.
Anyway. . .try it out when you have the chance and stay tuned for the video tutorial!!