Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Miss You

Today I set out to use my newly acquired watercolour crayons from Technique Tuesday. They have been around in the cardmaking world for quite some time, but I never got into them. I started making cards a few months before Copics entered our world, and you all know how that turned out for me…. Since learning to colour with Copics though, I have found that the skills I’ve learned – particularly about shading/shadows and colour theory – transfer to other colouring mediums. It’s kind of like learning to play the piano; it’s easy to pick up any other instrument after mastering the piano because piano gives you all-around musical knowledge. I’m not saying I’m GREAT at all colouring mediums, or GREAT at every instrument, but I can get by alright. Winking smile 

Here’s today’s card using a new-to-me stamp called Belle on a Bike and watercolour crayons:

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I added some tufts of clouds in the background – just experimenting – and played around with the greys for the ground.. The skirt is a little uneven and I know what I did wrong (I went back with the waterbrush and pushed the colour away when I was trying to even the colour out) and I will do things a little differently next time. Here’s a closer look:

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When you’re watercolouring I learned that you have to start with light colours and layer darker colour on top, and each time you add a layer you should draw the colour across the whole area to avoid splotches like the one above. Lesson learned!! haha..

Have a great day!