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Thomas Kinkade Comparison:

In yesterday's post, I showed you my first Thomas Kinkade watercolored card. I did that one using the watercolor paper. I WISH I would've taken photos to show you the difference in black/white b4 adding color. On both cards, I used Black Stazon, but the first was on SU!'s watercolor paper, and the 2nd on Ultrasmooth Whisper White c.s.   Here are my 2 card comparisons. Same stamp, same inks, same techniques, different paper!  Well, I decided to go ahead and watercolor on the ultrasmooth and YES, it did seep through and make my paper wavy, so I taped it really well on the back and mounted it to c.s. and it was fine. (actually would work better prolly if you mounted it to colored c.s. and then watercolored it.) And here's my 2nd card, stamped and colored the same way, (except for the pathway, I used the smaller end of the marker and used Celery instead of Garden Green) but on smoother cardstock. You'll see much more definition--in fact, you can see the Thomas Kinkade s

My First Watercolored TK!!

Here is my first try at watercoloring my new Thomas Kinkade stamp today, and I'll tell ya, it took me most of the afternoon to do! Well, between playing in the snow and taking pictures of the kids! :) Anyway, a HUGE thank you to all your comments and answers to my previous questions. Keri emailed me this great link Cornish Heritage Farms Forum and I decided that maybe my black Stazon ink would work afterall. I tried it both on SU!'s watercolor paper and on Whisper White Smooth paper and I have to admit that it was much clearer on the smooth white c.s. I decided to go ahead and try the watercolor paper even though some of the images were incredibly faint or gone altogether, because I know from experience that watercoloring on whisper white makes the water soak in and tear the paper. :( Maybe I need to look for a smoother surface of watercolor paper? Anyway, after stampin with Stazon, I just watercolored it, and sometimes I used my SU! markers to get the darkness and then went ov