I didn’t think I was ever going to finish this painting. I really wanted to add some textured flowers with molding paste, but I wanted the colors I used to be transparent so that previous layers could show through somewhat. I’m sure there is a product out there somewhere that would work for this. Maybe clear Gesso? Guess I’ll have to do some research.
Anyhow, I ended up settling for transparency only. I used Faber Castell Big Brush Pens and Tombow markers. While they didn’t give me the texture I was looking for, they did give me the transparency.
First I sprayed the painting with a layer of clear matte acrylic coating and let it dry. I did this to create a surface in which I would be able to take some of the ink off if I thought it was too dark. Using the markers, I colored through the stencil. I let it sit about 20 or 30 seconds and then lightly rubbed over it with a baby wipe picking up some of the color to give it more transparency. I then took a black Pitt pen and randomly outlined some of the petals just to give them a little dimension. Even though I didn’t get that texture, I’m still really happy with how this turned out.