Friday, October 18, 2019

Watercolor Weekend October 19, 2019



Hello Friends,

I am still busy playing with my favorite new stamp set - 5197 - WC Winter Kids. I am now using Strathmore Bristol smooth paper for all of my dye ink watercoloring because I just love how smooth the color blends on it. I stamped the snowman and kid after inking it up with brown 969, then blue 565. I stamped it off first on scratch paper (my usual way) so that the lines would not be so dark. I did the same thing with the light post and then I pulled the color out of the lines the same way Bonnie Krebs, Owner/Creator of Ai, always does on her YouTube videos. If you haven't subscribed yet, you should, I still learn from her every time. I used 565 off the palette to watercolor the snow, boots and sky. I colored the snowman's hat, the branch arm and the little girl's hair using brown 969. I used the Arteza TwiMarker in sage green to watercolor the hat band, the hat, the gloves, the pants and the scarf on the little girl. I inked up a branch from the 4960 - WC Fir Trees Set in green 249 and stamped it up and down the light pole then pulled the color out of the lines. I added the berries using the fine tip of the 55 iris purple pen. I dabbed in some of the sage green from the palette. I used the iris purple to watercolor the scarf, coat and hat band. I colored the nose with 88 terra cotta. I used the fine tip of a Copic Multi-liner pen to darken the eyes and buttons on the snowman.  I used the fine tip of the Tombow TwinTone brown pen to draw hair on the girl. I cut it out using the large square die from the 5061 die set. I used watered down white Gouache to flick dots for the snow.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Watercolor Weekend October 5, 2019




Hello Friends,


Have you seen the new stamp set from Art Impressions 5197 - WC Winter Kids Set? It is fabulous and my favorite from the new release! I made this card for the Watercolor Weekend and I'm sure I will be making many more in different ways and colors for Christmas. I inked both stamps the same way, in both 969 and 565, then I stamped it off on scratch paper first before I stamped it on my watercolor paper. I pulled the color out of the lines, then I watercolored everything. I used 757 on the snowman's hat band, gloves, scarf and the hat on the little girl and the sweater of the little boy. I used the fine tip to draw the strings on the girl's scarf. You would think I used black on the snowman's hat, boy's boots and little girl's pants but it was just the color of the 969 mixed with the 565 that came out of the 565 pen when I scribbled it on the palette. I used two greens on the clothes and scarves, 158 and 249. I used 757 and the #1 brush to paint the lines on the snowman's scarf. I used 969 on the little girl's boots and the branch arm of the snowman. I used 88 terra cotta for the carrot nose. I used 77 pastel peach on the little kids' faces and 67 bubble gum pink on their cheeks. I used African violet on the palette to paint the snow and sky and shadows on the snowman. I took my fine tipped Copic pen to darken the eyes, mouth and buttons of the snowman and to darken some of the lines of all the images, including the kids' eyelashes. I took my white Uni-ball Signo pen and added snow everywhere. I cut out my image and the background paper with the 5062 - Rounded Rectangle Dies. I typed and printed that sentiment (that you can't say without singing) on my computer and then cut it out using the 5134 - Banner Stitched Dies along with a smaller tag out of the background paper.

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