I got a new watercolor pallet, (with new pigments to explore) With a new pallet I got to play around with all the new color combinations that I could muster up. I had a ton of pinkish red, green and blue paints, that I didn't want to throw out, so I decided to play around with my brushes and make some flowers during the evening.
What you will need
watercolor paper, cut to 4x5.5
Card stock cut to an A-2 size
watercolor, use whatever you have on hand I like Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
2 containers for water, one for clean water and one for cleaning your brush off.
Zig Wink of Luna
green ink, mine is Tim Holtz peeled paint
Here's what I did:
I cut out some watercolor paper at 4x5.5 and cut out the A-2 card base
I used round brushes, a small number 4-5 and a larger one at 12-14 brush.
I used flooding techniques to make the flower look more expressive along with wet onto wet. then I lifted like crazy to get the effect that I wanted. While the flower was still a bit wet I went in and colored into the background with a complimentary color that I thought would work.
Once the flower was all dry, I went in at added bits of gold lines to the flowers to make them look a bit more expressive, With the Zig Wink of Luna from Kuretake I was going for an artistic expression, where ever I thought a line was needed, I put it there, at that time I was in my artistic mode and just used the Wink of Luna as a brush to make the lines flow a bit into the flower.
Then I mounted the painting onto some scrapbooking paper and mounted that onto the card base, for some I also added some gold decorative tape to finish it off.
|a fun way to play with loose watercolor, lifting and flooding techniques|