Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Growing Green Watercolors

One of my favorite techniques to to is to watercolor -- I will admit that this does take a bit of practice and when I demo it or have it at class there are always some who hate it or get frustrated with it but if you practice, the cards it makes are definitely worth it!

Here's what I do-- I take a Stampin' Up ink pad and squeeze it so some of the ink gets up on the lid. Then open it up and use an aquapainter to pick up some color. Most important is DON'T squeeze the aquapainter.... if you apply too much pressure your paper will get too wet-- just holding it upright should give you enough flow to get some moisture through the tip. If it still seems too wet, you can scribble it out a bit on some scrap paper. I usually start on the area I want darkest and dab a bit -- then scribble off on some scrap paper to get the color off the brush. Then go back and use the brush with no or very little color on it and drag the spot you just made out the the edges. This creates a dark to light water color look...

Everyone has different techniques so I suggest just practicing to get the look you want. You an also use watercolor pencils to add color instead of ink pads.

stamps: Growing Green, Heard from the Heart
ink: Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
paper: very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede
other: aquapainters, dimensionals

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1 comment:

Linda said...

beautiful card; love the watercolor! I'm following your blog from SC!


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