Here's where the "experiment" happened. Because the paper is textured, the stamped result was very mottled looking. I picked up a small round brush and using just a little water, began painting the Tombow marker color that blended beautifully!
I continued the direct to rubber coloring technique with each leaf and blended each one with the brush and water. As the leaves dried, I worked on the berries. The bird was colored a section at a time starting with the brown tones and then his belly. To add more color, I scribbled Tombow color onto glass and "painted" using the small round brush mostly to the leaves.
Red Wink of Stella added a little pop to the berries.
So many experimental decisions went into the process of creating this card and I love the result!
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