Sunday, July 17, 2016

Winter Snow Scene and Watercolor Tutorial

Today I have a winter card that can be for any occasion including Christmas holidays.

Sentiment:  Stay warm and cozy.

And here is part of the process:

Watercolor with watercolor pencils tutorial ~ Brush to Pencil Tip:

Things you will need:  A water bowl (or water brush), paint brush, watercolor pencils, stamped image onto watercolor paper and paper towel.

For the girl, I used a narrow paint brush dipped in water and then dabbed the brush directly onto the tip of the pencil.  This lifts just enough color for smaller areas and finer detail. Paint the sections using that color.
To lighten areas while image is still wet, blot the brush onto the paper towel and then brush the image areas you want lightened to remove some color. This adds highlights.
Dry with heat gun and repaint sections where you want even darker areas of that same color. Dry again.
Move to other color sections and do the same, drying in between.
For the background, make sure the paper is dry.  Add water to the brush and brush water to the paper where  you want the background to be.  Add one color at a time to the brush (wet brush to pencil tip). Then lightly dip the brush onto the wet section of the background.  Watch it flow.  Add water to where you want that color to move.  Pick up excess water with a blotted brush or paper towel.  Dry.
Try another color layer the same way once the paper is dry.
The possibilities are endless with watercolor and color layers.

I hope this helps.  I would love your feedback and comments.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Create a Scene

The Daily Marker 30 Day

Supplies:  Unity Elsa Girl, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, paint brush, Ranger watercolor paper, water bowl, MFT dies, doily and snow glitter.

Have a wonderful day.

1 comment:

  1. Love your colouring and that image. Very cool scene! Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Create a Scene Challenge :) Gayatri xx


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