Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Rose Wonder Watercolor Instructions

As promised, here are the watercolor directions for the
bonus card from my Birthday Stamp-a-stack.
Watercoloring is my absolute favorite stamping technique!

Stamp Rose Wonder stamp using Basic Gray ink
onto Watercolor Paper. For even pressure,
use the foam pad underneath your paper while stamping.
I forgot on this one and you can see the missing lines.
The large photopolymer stamps work much more effectively
using the foam pad when stamping.
Using an Aqua Painter, paint the image with just water.
While wet (just slightly, not dripping), paint a light wash using
slightly diluted Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi inks.  
I just squeezed the ink pads and pulled the color from the lids of the pads.
Be sure to leave some white spots.
Use quick, messy strokes throughout the watercolor process.

Making sure your project is not too damp in each of the following steps,
go back in with Watermelon Wonder and Mossy Meadows in areas of shadow. 
Don't dilute inks this time.  Start in shadow areas and pull the ink out with the brush to create fades towards the tips.  Leave some of the lighter inks showing.
You don't want your brush too wet in any of these steps.

Add very light, diluted touches of Night of Navy ink where the
deepest shadows would be, right at the base of some petals.
You can see in the final card I added it to the leaves, too.
I just forgot to on the direction images.

Add a few, light, diluted touches of Crushed Curry for highlights.

Paint the background with water, then paint a diluted wash of Sahara Sand.

Go back in with undiluted Sahara Sand right up against the image.
Paint light touches of Wink of Stella Clear in a few spots.

Hope this helps.  Happy watercoloring!!

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