I taught a class on Distress Inks and one of the techniques I demonstrated was how to paint on watercolor paper. The flower for this card was created using this technique. I embossed the flower image with black embossing powder and then painted it using a combination of reds and pinks. I stamped the leaves directly on the designer paper and colored them in with Copics. It surprisingly creates an opaque look and you can see a glimmer of the paper's design showing through the leaves. The leaves were then covered with Diamond Glaze to give it some dimension.
Stamps: Paper Inspirations "thanks", Hero Arts "layered flowers"
Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose