Evening everyone. Today I didn't manage to make any cards but did manage some playtime this afternoon. One of the things on my wish list is to learn to colour using watercolour and whilst watching Leann Chivers demonstrate Whispers brush markers one day last week, a tiny little bell rang at the back of my mind! Sure enough I had a basic pack of them hidden at the bottom of one of my drawers - they were an impulse buy some time ago and apart from trying to ink up stamps with them - and making a lovely mess - they hadn't seen the light of day since. So this afternoon I sat down with them and a waterbrush and had my first real attempt to colour in watercolour.
Ok so what I need to tell you all now is that, unless it is six inches wide and covered in emulsion paint, I have not had much practise with a paintbrush. From left to right first, second and third go.
First one, "Sorry Shanna" from Stamping Bella
I think she must be wearing a cheap dress because the dye has stained her arm! I surprised myself here because there was no pale colour in the basics set of Whispers so had to work out how to get a skin colour, which I did at first attempt (there may be some hope for me yet!). I definitely don't like her hair here.
Again I think she is wearing a dress made from cheap material because the dye has stained her arms again! I like the hair better in this one. Actually she reminds me of a young lady I used to look after when she was a toddler so I think I will calle her Suzi!
Third one - I decided to try a different image so here is "Birthday Girl" from Crafters Companion.
As well as switching image I also chose different colours. She is obviously wearing a good quality dress too because the dye hasn't stained her person!! I did have a problem with the paint "bleeding" out near the tail of her sash, but I was using watercolour paper from a pad I had hanging around so wonder if that was the problem, or am I just too heavy handed with the water? I do have some watercolour card in my stash but didn't want to use it until I had had more practise using a paintbrush and seeing how the watercolour actually works in respect of shading etc. I have often watched others doing it but doing it myself isn't so easy.
If anyone would care to offer advice I would be most grateful.
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