Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Flowers Whisper What Words Cannot Say............
I've created this card using watercolour pencils - had a whole lot of fun so lets see how I got there....
Spring is in the air don't you think?!!!
Instead of taking photo's along the way I've taken one of how I get there with watercolour pencils - and I'll explain!
I first marked out my square which in this case is 7 x 7 inches in pencil. I am working on a watercolour block pad (the pages are sealed to help with minimal movement of the paper).
Now, to get that wonderful light background I have actually used three colours of Inktense watercolour pencils and have shaved off some of the pencil tips using a craft knife. You don't need that much of the pencil tip shavings to create your lovely "loose" background. So, once you've got your shavings on there just spritz gently with water and see it move!
I stamped my image (Sheena Douglass Magnolia stamp) first of course and have then gone in with the pencils with the three colours from the challenge swatch. The joy of having such a lovely watercolour pad and the large page size is that you can always use the rest of the page as your testing palette. Here you can see how I experimented with the pencils and tried them out first before putting them on the actual design.
The sentiment (which I think was a Justrite one) has been stamped using Spectrum Aqua Markers direct to the stamp, spritzed gently and then stamped - it gives you this lovely watercolour effect to the sentiment.
I have added some flowers that also came in the same Sheena Douglass Magnolia stamp set - again, you can see how I've tested those on the page before going direct to the artwork.
When I was happy with the water colouring, I added Glossy Accents to the petals of the flowers.
You can see the Glossy Accents a bit closer here.
Matted and layered on to two mats which have been coloured with Spectrum Aqua Markers in matching colours. Oh, and I doodled some of my own designs on there too!!!!
I thought this shouted Spring or even Easter?
Hope you like this one and particularly how I work with watercolours and test before adding to the final result.
Thanks for stopping by today,
I would like to enter this in to the following challenges:-
Rubber Dance March Colour Challenge:-
Artistic Stamper - Springtime:-
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes:-
Stamplorations - Sketch and Stamp - Stamps and Spring:-