Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Watercolor Techniques Class Revisited, Part 1

If you watched my Facebook Live Class on Tuesday, July 11th, these projects will be familiar, but since I love them so much, I am also including them in a blog post series so you can return to them as often as you want.

First of all, the basic supplies:
You don't need everything on that graphic. I used the watercolor paper mostly and few ink and reinkers on most of my projects. The aquapainters make good brushes and the spritzer/marker/block combo is a technique all it's own. A paintbrush is awesome to use for watercolor washes along with the spritzer. For these projects, the quality of the paintbrush doesn't have to be high.

The first two techniques were on the same card:



I used Pacific Point and Lemon Lime Twist to make the wash. I added color to my stamped images in Basic Black with the Watercolor Pencils. I used the pencils by dipping them in water and then coloring. In some areas, I colored in white and then colored a lighter color over it. This blocked the background color from interfering with the lighter color.

Next up, I used a technique to add a lighter color onto a darker color.


This technique amazes me. Every single time. I first traced some circles using a framelit and a pencil. Next, I watercolored inside each circle with a darker color. Finally, I added drops of watercolor in a lighter color. The Happy Birthday Framelit cut out the perfect sentiment for this funky card. The final touch was some glitter enamel dots. 


I hope you liked my cards. I am impressed with how much I learned preparing for this and how much fun I have watercoloring. Be prepared to see much more in the future! 




Happy Stamping!

Sara




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