Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Bright Wishes

A technique that can be used with our beautiful inks is to use them like water color paint.  Sometimes I like to use the Aqua Painters or even the blender pens and dip them directly onto some of the ink I have added to the back of an acrylic block, a palette or even the inside lid of my stamp pads to paint directly onto my paper.  I need to make a video tutorial soon, showing how this is done.  Today I wanted to share with you a card that I made implementing these techniques to get a watercolor effect.

The stamp set used is a great one for this because I liked the detail I could put into each brick of the wishing well.  Bright Wishes (item #1438270) is a great set to practice your coloring techniques on.  It would also be a good set for the watercolor pencils.

I used many different ink colors to get the depth.  Another way to get depth if you don't have a large variety of colors would be to layer the same color on top of itself.  The trick is to let it dry completely between each application.  I also recommend using the thick card stock or even water color paper so as to not get too much warp to your paper.

Let me know if you'd like to watch some watercoloring videos?  If there is enough interest, I'd be happy to share a tutorial on how I use our inks to paint!

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