Friday, September 24, 2010

Wet on Wet Watercolour

Oh no! I can hear you say! Not more watercolours so soon. Promise this will be the last one for a couple of weeks (unless you ask for more hehehe). As the subject states this is watercolour and the technique is called wet on wet in artists terms. This type of technique is best done with an open type image.
Firstly I have done a Rich Razzleberry wash, done simply by wetting the watercolour paper by running the Aqua Brush over it, and then picking up the Rich Razzleberry from the lid of the pad. .Istamped the main image using the Classic Stampin' pad in the same ink whilst it is still wet to purposely make the image 'bleed' You will notice also that the image is of a vibrant hue, and  will make this image stand out from any others that are stamped. I have then used Daffodil Delight for the stamens, and Pear Pizzaz for the stalks. I also used a scrap of Pear Pizazz cardstock to punch out some foliage using the 2 Step Bird Punch.
You need to wait for the  watercolour paper to be thoroughly dry before you stamp the other images using a mask, noticing that because the paper is dry the edges have not bled, and the outline is finer. This allows the central image to stand out. Use  a blender pen to darken the centre of the flowers , and the stamens in the same colours as the main image. I finished the card off by adding a Pear Pizazz bow and a small black butterfly. This is such an easy technique and you will be amazed at what you will achieve when you do yourself.

1 comment:

  1. Your tips on watercolouring have been very inspiring, maybe I will be a convert. Kris.


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