I made a couple of simple cards over the weekend. Stamped and water colored, with some nice matting. Normally, when I color images, I use twinkling H2O water colors or markers. For these, I used some new tube water colors I recently purchased - QOR from Golden. I love Golden acrylic paints and decided to use my Christmas Amazon gift cards to try their new water colors.
I have never worked with tubes of water colors before, but I found them pretty easy to work with. I bought an inexpensive plastic palette with a locking lid. I squirted a bit out of each tube into the palette and used as much of the paint as I needed. I left the rest to harden a bit and then closed up my palette. There was no spillage and when I went to use the paint again a few days later, I was still able to use the paint simply by adding more water. Since I love the Golden palette, I really like these colors. Especially because they seem more saturated than my travel water color palette or water color pencils that I would otherwise use.
If you make cards that involve coloring images, I'm curious as to what you use. Paint? Markers? Colored pencils?