This is my first entry to cps reader challenge. The colors are much deeper in real life. I used 100% cotton muslin, unbleached and stamped lotus flowers in dark brown ink. I hand painted the lotus with ink & water color. I filled in the water background next. My ink & water color pallete consisted of blue, purple, green, copper and platinum. I used brush work and splotching (with water spray to help the ink move and bleed into the fabric) and more brush work to fill in the background. All in all, I'm very pleased with the results. I just wish my photos were a better color representation.