I love Inktense watercolor pencils. I only have 12 pencils, but that's enough to create all sorts of goodness. Yes, I took liberty with the parrot's beak being lime because I didn't have lime in the painting yet, but did have all kinds of yellow. So, pretend parrots have lime beaks lol!!!
This image by Stampendous is called Jumbo Parrot. It is enormous too. It required me to create an extra large card base - almost 9 inches tall and 5-1/2 inches wide!!!!
I sketched a circle for the moon, then added lots of circular pencil marks to get a swirly kind of night sky. Then I added watered-down Frost Fantastix by SU to add silvery shine to the moon as well as outward from it.
The stars are either Martha Stewart mini sequin flat stars, or Diamond Stickles, as well as white gel pen for different kinds of stars.
Drew the tree and added leaves. I was going to add texture to the meadow below but could not find the stipple brush :/ So it's a flat ground! I used light touch to add color to the sky but dark pressing for the tree and parrot. The water makes the color feel so buttery! I covered the parrot and moon with Wink of Stella clear :)
Stampendous Jumbo Parrot
GKD Pure Luxury 120# white cardstock
Inktense Water Color Pencils
Multi matte medium
Martha Stewart flat star sequins, miniature
Wink of Stella Clear; Signo Gel Pen white, Diamond Stickles; 3D Crystal Lacquer over the parrot's eye
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