A wonderful SCS gifted me the On Line Watercolor class... I haven't stopped skipping yet. The "before you get started" video suggested you get used to watercolors by making a plaid bg. Mine did not look anything like the demonstrator's. The first thing I learned is that watercolor is a lot harder than it looks. I hate to waste things, so I went looking for something to do with my bg. The TLC528 cluster stamping was perfect. I cut a paper oval mask and stamped flowers onto white cardstock. I watetcolored the flowers, cut the same size oval out of my plaid watercolored bg, lined it up and glued it down. I glued the trimed off edges from my watercolor bg onto the card at an angle. Since there are flowers, I put it into the F4A267 gallery. I used the colors in the 4 corners of the CC525 bingo card... So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Sky, and Old Olive. TFL, Francie
Date: Monday, April 6, 2015 GMT Views: 1425
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni SCS Gallery Moderator Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Teapot Tuesday TEAm
Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 104192
Mon, Apr 06, 2015 @ 11:38 PM
I love your plaid, Francie!! I would like it in a nice cotton fabric and I would make a skirt from it. Even the great way you used the cut-off strips puts me in mind of sewing,it gives the lookof tucks or pleats.
What a lovely gift, too, I am sure you will really enjoy it!
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 12922
Tue, Apr 07, 2015 @ 12:25 AM
Way to go on your first water coloring....its so colorful and pretty. I like Sabrina,love the plaid BG as well...right on...TFS.
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 76489
Tue, Apr 07, 2015 @ 4:02 AM
I wholeheartedly agree: watercolor is harder than it looks....no magic eraser or white paint. ; ) You did a super job creating your plaid...also serves as a guide when layers of color are placed on other dry layers. Makes a striking and colorful bg for your circle of flowers.