Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Watercolouring Made Easy

At regionals last year we were shown how easy 'watercolouring' can be.  I see people demonstrate something and it is made to look so easy and then I do it and struggle, but what I loved was that this 'watercolouring' really was easy.

Now for this particular project I stuck to the super simple.  I did not use Watercolour paper but began with Whisper White (this is actually tricky IF you use an aquapainter but here's a hint.... I didn't use it) LOL

I stamped my images with Staz On ink and let sit for a few minutes to dry.

Next I pulled out my Stampin' Write Markers and set out colouring.  Rather than using two different colour markers, on most of these projects I used one colour and just layered over top of it to achieve a darker look in some areas.  Now this is the simplest way to achieve different shades of colour on a project but I will create more projects where we will take colouring a step further still. 

The best part about these three particular images is that they are from a set called Studio Sketches and the images include 'shading' already.  This took the biggest challenge out of the colouring for me as I automatically knew where I had to add more colour.

On the jug image below, I wanted to add a bit more lighting effect and so I left a couple areas bare of colour.  Talk about making a difference in the overall look.  I LOVE it. 

Now I can't wait to use these little watercolour masterpieces on some cards. :)

1 comment:

  1. Always my inspiration! Well, I have hardly done any stamping this month because of all the packing that needs to get done, but when I did sit down to create my Hazzard County challenge card, I immediately thought of this post. Thanks for sharing all your little tricks and techniques. I'm so glad you do this blog - even though I can't get to stamp club or classes right now, you still teach and inspire me! Hopefully I'll get my "Margaret-inspired-card" posted to share with you soon! Thanks again for all the time and effort you put into this blog - it's always a highlight of my day! xo