Driving home after my son's marching band practice, and I caught that twilight / dusky phase with the trees really dark and some bats swooping down to grab some bugs. This came to mind.
However, I will admit, my first attempt was NOT pretty at all. I still had some kinks to work out.
For instance, I do not recommend watercoloring with the Basic Black Archival Ink Refill. See the swirls? Yuck for this project!
Also, my moon was a little blendy with the sky. Rule number one of watercoloring - let the previous layer dry completely if you do not want the colors to blend!
My other thought was that the ghost is just floating along - where did he come from? Maybe he needs to ~rise~.........
So here is my second attempt.
To watercolor the background, I used my aquapainter, watercolor paper, and a couple of drops of Perfect Plum reinker. I washed that over all the paper.
Then, I added Night of Navy ink with my aquapainter. At the top of the paper, there was more ink. As I worked down the paper, I added more water so that the colors faded and blended into each other nicely.
Last, I added the Memento Black. This is water-based and works much better for the look I want. I applied this similar to the Night of Navy.
The ghost and the sentiment are both popped with dimensionals.
Hope you enjoyed!