Do you like the look of water colours and haven’t given it a try…..Over the last few days I have been enjoying playing around with some water colouring and I thought I would share with you on some of the things I have learnt. The image I am using is from the In the Moment Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!®.
On my Facebook Live I show how I coloured one of the images from this set and how simple it can be. Below you will find the video and some tips, I hope you will find helpful.
- Card Base Misty Moonlight: 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
- Card Mat Pattern Party Designer Series Paper: 10 x 14.4cm
- Front Strip Melon Mambo: 5 x 10cm
- Water colour Panel Shimmery White: 10.5 x 14.9cm
- Card Insert Shimmery White: 10.5 x 14.9cm
- Use the right product for the project – Water colouring you need a paper that will with stand the water. Stampin’ Up! have two cardstocks for this Shimmery White and Fluid 100 water Colour Paper. It is also important to use the correct ink to stamp your image and that is Stazon Ink.
- I have used lots of colours, you don’t need to. Start by using only 2 or 3 colours. By starting with a light colour you can build up the depth of colour by adding layers. Just let each layer dry dry a little before adding more.
- I like to work on the side of my brush and use the tip for detail. When doing calligraphy you learn to push down on the nib to give broader strokes and lift to get finer strokes. It’s the same here..I work on the side of my brush and gently pushing down will give me that broader brush stroke, remember to keep it very gentle.
- There are 3 brushes in the Water Painters…I like to use the finer one…work out which one works best for the job your doing.
- Leave some white space, you don’t need to cover the complete image. If my brush has missed a spot then I leave it, white space is good.
- Have a piece of paper towel handy – to clean your brush but to also blot out areas where you may have to much water or to remove colour
Here’s an Important Tip…..
- LET IT DRY BEFORE MOVING ON …Allow your work to dry before adding another layer of colour…this has been my biggest hurdle as I like to get things done quickly. Slow down and allow your work to dry. Use a heat gun but be aware that it can warp your cardstock.
- Try not to work on two areas next to each other. Ink will flow where there is water, so two wet areas next to each other colour from one will flow into the other. Example jeans and dog – if both areas are wet the blue can bleed into the brown of the dog.
- Don’t worry if your work goes out side the lines a little. Water colour is about the flow of the colour and the softness
- PRACTICE….practice. Play with it, have fun with it…You will find your own flow.
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