Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I tried something new!

Watercoloring

I don't really have a favorite way of coloring and shading stamped images yet. All the techniques I've tried so far I like. That means I have LOTS of products for coloring. :) Inks, Markers, Colored Pencils, Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Crayons, Chalks, Paints, Gel Pens, Glitter Pens, etc. etc. etc. And different versions of each of those and hundreds of colors & shades!

Not only are there tons of products for coloring....there are tons of ways to use those same products. Blender Pens, Gamsol, Water and more. And then all the different ways of applying the color! Brushes, Stumps, AquaPainters........the fun never ends!

One technique I had not tried yet was Watercoloring. I had all the stuff......so it was time to give it a go.

Here are my first 2 attempts:



Both images are stamped using Black StazOn Ink on 120 lb watercolor paper.

The top image I used StampinUP! Watercolor Wonder Crayons with paintbrushes and water. I colored on the paper with the crayons in some areas and then used a wet brush to move the color around. I also used the wet brush and wiped it directly on the crayon to get color as well.

The bottom image I used StampinUP! Classic Ink Pads and AquaPainters. I pushed in the lids of the ink pads to get ink on the inside lid then picked up the color from there with the AquaPainter.

It's amazing how 1 color can create so many shades lighter and darker. And it was EASY! I'm going to practice more. It seemed easier to use the AquaPainter with the ink. But I think with more practice using brushes and water that will be just as easy too.

Here are a few links on watercoloring:

3 comments:

Etha said...

very neat! I like both ways :) I use the aqua painter on the watercolor crayons as well, only use a pot of water and brush when I'm really going at it with "real" watercolors and want to cover large areas.

Laura said...

I can't believe this is your first attempt at watercoloring! You did a wonderful job! The images look perfect and so cute!!! Will you show us the card you make with them?

nitestamper said...

fabulous job on the watercoloring !!!!
love your color choices
tfs:)