Today's challenge - No line watercolor . . . a very difficult concept for me but I did finally get an image that is (I Hope) still recognizable after a trash bin full of rejects!
I stamped the image on watercolor paper with soft stone wich left a very faint grey outline. Then following the tutorial I smooched my inkpads onto and acrylic piece and laid down the palest of base coats. Then dried the bruch & picked up full strengt ink for the deeper tones - so far so good but then came the struggle for me . . . . cleaned the brush again and picked up a bit of water to blend andt taht's where the struggle really began - I don't know if my brush was too wet or too dry . . . .but I had a very difficult time getting my deeper tones to blend out into the lighter layer. Framed my piece and added an embossed sentiment at the bottom.
I'm not sure if I'll ever use this technique again BUT at least I can say I tried! (Any helpful hints or tips will be greatly appreciated!)
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 GMT Views: 436
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Mon, Mar 27, 2017 @ 11:15 PM
Personally I can't offer tips (apart from there one I mentioned that I'd found helpful in one of the tutorials) because colouring and shading aren't my strong points. I understand the theory of imagining the light source and as a keen photographer I know all about shadows, but I can't make the jump to applying it to colouring images. I'm sorry you ended up with a lot in the trash, Linda, but your final irises are well worthy of "making the cut" and being displayed on the mantel. The fuzzy "bee trails" look so soft and realistic. Thanks for persevering!! I believe in trying techniques out a couple of times, and by then I know if they're "me" or only ever to be attempted again if a challenge calls for it ;-). There are plenty of those!