This image has been printed for an upcoming show on Canson Aquarelle watercolor paper coated with a pearl iridescent precoat. Makes the image really pop.
Software prep of the image was with Lightroom, Photoshop, and Corel Painter. A Lighten layer with normal blending mode and a Darken layer with luminosity blending mode of the painted image were what gave most of the effect. Then lots of fine tuning.
In the print the distracting background was darkened to put more focus on the rose.