March 15, 2015

Winter Watercoloring

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here with a super cute card for you!!  Our current theme is watercoloring!  Have you played along yet?  No, well I hope my card inspires you to give this technique a try!

Its super fun and so freeing!!  Watercoloring allows me to be a kid at heart.  No worries about perfection or the correct color combination.  I have so much when I'm watercoloring becasue my nieces and daughter are so good at it.  They have no cares in the world and they are always pleased with their final project!!

So with this card, I tried to think as they do.  Just do, no thought process!!  Ok, ok, I admit I did plan out the pattern paper I wanted to use for this card. That's all!!

Take a look:

 I love this image!  This little girl is so cute.  How could you not color her in!   Although, winter is almost out,  in NY we are still wearing a hat, coat and scarf!  So this card is fitting for the northeast coast!! 

Here is how my process started:

I die cut my watercolor paper using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3.

I stamped my image using Versamark Onyx Black Ink because its waterproof and won't smudge when it comes into contact with water.

Tip: You have to give it time to dry before you start watercoloring.

I used my Tombow Dual Brush Pens with a watercolor paint brush and the blender pen that came with the markers.

Tip: I always watercolor on a piece of cardboard as to not mess up my work station. Mines is well loved, LOL!

Tip: I always use a watercolor paintbrush. This is the one that I use.  Its a 1" round watercolor brush.  It gets into those small areas.  A blender pen is great too.  The Tombow markers come with one, which is perfect.

Here is how I watercolored this image:

I apply only a very thin line of color in the corners of the image where the shadows would be and use the blender pen to move the color throughout the area I'm working in.  I use my paintbrush in those areas that are to small for the blender pen.

Tip: You have to take your time with images that are have areas that are tight and different colors will be applied.  You don't want the ink to spread into other areas.

I didn't color her face because I didn't have a marker that would give her a nice complexion, so I left her face colorless.  I like it. 

Here are some close up images:

So what do you think?  Are you going to give watercoloring a chance?  Yayyy!!!

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

You have 16 days left to enter our challenge!!  You can link up here.

FYI - We have a Design Team Call going on as well!!  You can get more info about that here.

Supplies used:

Thanks for stopping by!!

~ Kymona
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