Loosely lined florals on black

Today’s card and video feature two products made for each other: black watercolour paper and pearlescent paint. The black background makes the already beautiful shimmery paint even more vibrant.

I chose the MFT ‘loosely line flowers’ background stamp to fill a large black square of black coldpressed watercolour paper. The paper has some texture to it but that didn’t cause any problems when I stamped and embossed this very detailed stamp.

The video shows my process making this multicoloured card using the Coliro ‘earth’ and ‘ocean’ sets of pearlescent paints. The Foiled Fox introduced me to the Coliro sets and sent some my way and I’m so glad they did. The colours are beautiful and the combinations in the sets make me happy.

When I was planning the card and video tutorial I tried the technique with only colours from the ‘ocean’ set first. The result is in the card above. I think it’s lovely but I find the contrasts in the first card are even more eye catching. If you have some black watercolour paper be sure to try it with some pearlescent or metallic paints, powders or markers. Similarly if you have some metallic or pearlescent products you are wondering what to do with, get some black watercolour paper and have some fun.

Can you believe this is my twelfth video this year? That is definitely a record for me and the year isn’t even over yet. Hope you enjoy this one.



11 Comments on “Loosely lined florals on black”

  1. June says:

    They are both beautiful but I like the second one best. The colors there are perfect. I’ll be trying this as I have both black paper and pearlescent paints.

  2. Joanne H says:

    Mesmerizing results! Thanks for this, Heather

  3. Pat says:

    I know how beautiful these metallic paints are as I have a card here using them and the blue with the green on the second is my favourite, but the red and gold colours are very pretty too. I love the flower stamp you have used and on the black card is such a strong finished look…just gorgeous Heather, and thanks for the demo. x

  4. Leslie says:

    OMGoodness, these are beautiful! Loving the deep rich colors!

  5. dehonsandygmailcom says:

    The most gorgeous cards that I have seen in a very long time!! Yes!!! I have ordered the stamp, the paint and the embossing powder you used. I can’t wait to give this a go. Thank you so much. By the way, I am enrolled in one of your courses.
    Sandy Dehon xx

    • Heather says:

      Hi Sandy,
      Thank you for your encouraging note. I am so glad I inspired you. I love the way these paints look on black; they really are beautiful. Let me know what you think once you’ve had a chance to try them. Thanks for joining my class too. I hope you are enjoying it.

  6. Vicki B says:

    Gorgeous! They have an oriental look.

  7. Lagene says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!

  8. Hema says:

    Heather the cards are beautiful. You have inspired me to order some black watercolor paper and
    Metallic paints. I like both the color combinations.

  9. Rosemary says:

    Another lovely video and technique. Thank you Heathe.

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