Saturday, 18 March 2017

Watercolour pencils again

OOOOoooooh I just love these pencils. I run a regular class on a Tuesday afternoon and we are going back to the watercolour pencils again this week but to make backgrounds. They are great for mixing colour and so easy to move around the paper with a damp brush.
For the first card I have used the flowers from the 'In the Meadow' stamp set. and glimmer paper, which takes the water well.
To get this water colour effect:-
start at the top with the Pacific Point pencil, start with heavy colour then lighten as you go down the page.  Then
start at the bottom with the Old Olive, start heavy colour the lighten your pressure to give a very light colour as you go up to meet the blue.
With a fine paint brush or a quality aqua painter, (one that has good control of the waterflow) start at the top, go over the lines until then merge to look like they are painted, you can pull some of the ink down the page if you need to but the colour in the centre should be very pale, clean your brush and repeat for the green. If the colours mix a little in the centre this is not a problem.
Leave the card to dry. For the stamping I coloured the stamp with the Old Olive and Pacific Point marker pens. I also used the grass stamp to take the grass out to the edges of the background square.

I don't often do a one layer card but I am rather pleased with this one.

In the meadow            140754
Watercolour Pencils    141709
Shimmer  paper            121717

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