For this card I chose 3 different purples, a deep blue and a touch of pink. I used a waterbrush to try and control the amount of water that went on. While I love the blending with the paint I find that the control is harder. I either picked up too much paint, had too much water and it took me a long time to get the look I was going for. I hand drew the stem on each flower and used a Hero Arts leave with the medium for that card. Watercolor paint on an acrylic stamp works a whole lot better than I thought it would. 😉 When I was done I put some purples and blues on a toothbrush and splattered it.
Next up is watercolor pencils:
This is by far my favorite way to used watercolor. There is so much control and many different ways of doing it. I like that I have lots of options. With watercolor pencils you can color directly onto your image like I did here to start, then as you start to add other colors you can put your waterbrush directly to the pencil and pick up color. Lastly for the tinge of orange on this one I scribbled a little bit of orange onto my glass surface of my desk and then spritzed it lightly with water to dull the color down a bit. Options! 😉
For the background on this one I mixed up some Hero Arts daubers and inks on my glasstop, spritzed with water and flicked on with the toothbrush again.
Lastly we have watercolor markers. I used the ones by Tombow. I just recently picked these up. I like that I have options with these too but too heavy a coat and your paper will pill. I really like layers and got frustrated at first but now that I have played I have a better understanding of how they work.
With this card I colored directly onto the paper and then blended with the waterbrush. To get some of that lighter blue I again scribbled onto my glasstop and then lightly spritzed with water. The key to using these markers is a dryer brush. It’s better to have an empty waterbrush or learn not to squeeze it, and pick up water from the side instead. This will greatly cut down on your paper pilling.
The splattered background was created using HA daubers on a toothbrush.
I hope you give one or all of these mediums a try. It’s really, really fun! 🙂
Please don’t forget our challenge….inspired by a Hero Artist. You still have time to enter and be eligible for this:
Paper strips/scraps are My Minds Eye ( blue flower), Basic Grey ( Pink Flower), Bo-Bunny Double dot ( purple flower)