September 20, 2020

Whimsy Stamps Mini Release and Peerless Watercolor Review

Happy Sunday and Welcome to Whimsy Stamps 3rd September Mini Release!


My card showcases the utterly adorable Birfday Dragons illustrated by Dustin Pike. OMG isn't this guy the cutest??? I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Strathmore heavyweight mixed media paper. I also used the Slimline Birthday Scallops dies and Pierced and Stitched Circles dies. I made the Slimline Birthday Scallops dies to fit my A2 sized card to show how versatile they are and by no means only for slimeline creations. I added a few no-holes sequins to embellish my card.


My first impression about my newest watercolor paint addition - Peerless Watercolors
I recently received my first peerless watercolors and gave them a go coloring this image (and a few others). They are not really new, been around quite a while but they are new to me!
I definitely like how bright some of the colors are. Others are a bit too translucent for my taste and have close to none pigment on those small strips (I got the travel palette because I wanted to try them out first before I invest a lot of money). I had to use up almost 1/4 strip to get the color intensity I wanted and my images are not really that big. Others are pigmented heavily and you just need to dip the very tip of your brush to the color strip and already get a lot of pigment on your brush. I like the idea of a lightweight piece of paper as watercolor paint but I'm glad that I got the travel palette so I will just order the nicely pigmented sheets in the future. Also some of the colors are very similar and you really don't need all of them. Overall I would rate them with a 4 out of 5 stars. They are definitely a plus if you are traveling or very limited on space.



Whimsy items used on my card:
     
    

   3D Foam Circles - Black - Whimsy Stamps   Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive


Thanks for visiting me here today and make sure to check out the Whimsy Inspiration FB group for more awesome new release inspiration from the fabulous Whimsy Team!

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