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I’ve shared lots of watercolour techniques before, where I add colour directly to the stamp, mist it, and then stamp and colour. This technique is a bit different; it was shared last week by Angie on Splitcoaststampers. So of course, I had to give it a try!
I’m including the video tutorial below, so I’ll just give you a quick run down of the steps here. First, stamp your image from the Gina K. Heartfelt Hydrangea in a waterproof ink – I like to use Versafine Nocturne. Next,to reduce warping of your watercolour paper, either tape it down to a board, or mist both sides with water. Now, loosely apply a light wash of watercolour to the areas of the image, letting them spread & run. I still had my Brusho Colour Crystals out (I did mention in yesterday’s post that I enjoyed a watercolour weekend!), so I chose Purple and Leaf Green.
Once this layer has dried, go back with the same colours, and add more pigmented paint for depth to the middle of the flower petals, and accent the leaves. Allow to dry once more, and then go back and add more shadows with the paint. When this layer has dried, use a coloured pencil to add shadows underneath the petals & leaves. I chose my Faber-Castell gray pencil for this. Stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set in Nocturne ink, and then splatter some of the same paint colours onto the front, if you like.
In the photo above, you can see the layers of paint, plus the pencil shading.
MISTED WATERCOLOUR TECHNIQUE VIDEO
As promised, here is the video from Angie, taking you through this fun technique.
Of course you can use your regular watercolour paints for this technique! I do hope that you’ll give it a try, it’s fun, and easy to do. If you do need supplies, I’ve added a list below for you to shop.
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