Here are a couple of greeting cards I created using watercolour techniques. To achieve the best results I always use good quality watercolour paper (Weight 300gsm/140lb). Benefits being that you don’t have to stretch the paper.
I prefer to paint with traditional brushes rather than the water brushes as I feel that I am in control of the amount of water and paint needed. I love painting in this way working from light to dark and the translucent effect that you can achieve. I painted the first card with Derwent Inktense pencils and the second card with Tim Holtz distress inks. The images are from the single stamp range at Woodware.
Daler Rowney (300gsm/140lb) cold pressed watercolour paper
Woodware clear single stamp (Design Jane Gill) Lily, Gerbera
Memento London Fog (This gives the appearance of graphite)
Tim Holtz distress inks
I teach classes in watercolour painting and my students always tell me that they find this form of art very relaxing.