I'll be showing you how to use water colors with your stamps! I am usually a Copics Lover, but I have been intrigued by different mediums lately, especially watercolors.
To start off with, I grabbed:
1. some watercolor paper (I used a different brand here, but C.C.Designs sells one at the store).
2. ink for the stamp (Memento Ink in rich cocoa).
4. For the watercolors, I used Le Plumme II watercolor pens and water color from the Art District -- it's what I already have at home. Christine has a great selection over here.
5. Water, small brushes, watercolor pan.
I first laid ink from the markers or tubes on the watercolor pan.
I, then, start coloring using my brush and taking into account where the light source is.
I take the marker and use it right on the watercolor paper where the shadows of her face would be. And then I blend well with my brush.
I have yet to master coloring hair, but you can show dimensions here by using different colors or making it lighter by using more water.
I did the same technique with the background / sea. By using different colors or shades, you show depth and aspects.
I kept it pretty simple and just added bubbles and hand-wrote the sentiment.