Floral on black

pearl painted Heather Telford

I’m sharing some shimmer today. Finetec artist mica pearl watercolours are very shimmery particularly on a black base. I worked on Neenah epic black cardstock and started by embossing the new outline image ‘gladsome’ in clear powder. The finetec pearl watercolour set has twelve colours so I chose a few and a small round watercolour brush to paint inside the lines.

pearl painted close up Heather Telford

It is hard to capture all the shimmer and shine in a photo but the mica pearl paint looks lovely as it catches the light. This is the type of card you need to tilt back and forth to see all its prettiness. I wanted to keep my sentiment co-ordinated so I used a nib pen and the same violet paint used on the petals. This is my second card with the ‘gladsome’ stamp; I like to get a range of different looks from one stamp. I think this one will be appearing again.


Stamps: Gladsome (PB)
Pen: exclusive nib holder (Foiled Fox)
Ink: versamark (Tsukineko)
Paint: Finetec pearl colours
Paper: black cardstock
Also: WOW clear embossing powder

11 Comments on “Floral on black”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    I love this beautiful floral. Your choice of colors on back is perfect.

  2. creatingincolors says:

    *black – not back(!)

  3. WOW! This is absolutely stunning and gorgeous, Heather. Love the vibrant of the watercolor paint you use with the stamp

  4. Shauna Todd says:

    I love the black background with the vibrant flowers…very striking! Very nice job on the sentiment!

  5. Chrystal says:

    Can you get the watercolour paints locally? (Ottawa)

  6. Heidi says:

    Wow, this is beautiful!

  7. canadiancaroline says:

    Wow! This card is a stunner. I hope colouring within the clear black (although glossy) outline wasn’t too hard on the eyes. Not something to try in the evening, right? Beautiful work, Heather.

  8. Pat says:

    This is so shimmery and pretty Heather, it is certainly a showstopper using the black card. x

  9. Lindsey says:

    Very pretty! No problems watercolouring on the Neenah as opposed to w/c paper?

    • Heather says:

      It worked well on the Neenah as long as I didn’t add too much water. I wanted the paint fairly undiluted anyway to completely obscure the black underneath.

  10. lollthompson says:

    Gorgeous card, Heather! Those mica powders really shimmer, especially with the black background. xx

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