Today I have a video sharing how to watercolour curly hair. The Rest, Queen set which is part of the new Holly Jolly release from Simon Says Stamp. It is a collaboration between Lydia Diaz of Clever Girl Craftings artwork which she uses for her stickers and Kristina Werner’s lettering bringing Lydia’s sentiments to life. As Lydia described herself, The Rest, Queen set has 4 different natural hair beauties, bedtime essentials, and lots of affirming phrases! Not only that but 100% of the profits from this stamp set will be donated to Therapy For Black Girls. Also, today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the new Holly Jolly release, and you’ll find the details of the hop below. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
Watch below or in HD on YouTube.
HOW TO WATERCOLOUR CURLY HAIR
- Simon Says Stamp/Clever Girl Craftings Rest, Queen stamp set
- Watercolours – I used Daniel Smith paints.
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Stamp one of the girls from the Rest, Queen set in Antique Linen Distress Ink on Fabriano Cold-Pressed watercolour card.
- Use a Pigma Micron pen to draw in the eyes, nose and mouth.
- Watercolour. I used Daniel Smith paints.
- Deepen shadows with Faber Castell polychromos pencils.
- Stamp a sentiment from the Rest, Queen set in Nocturne ink.
- Trim the panel to fit on an A2 card.
- Add foam tape to the back of the panel and adhere to a card base cut and scored from Fog card.
- Embellish with Honeysuckle and Pink Orchid Nuvo droplets.
This image was fun to watercolour, and I enjoyed experimenting with painting curly hair by using layers and squiggly brush marks to represent the curls. With painting any image, the key for me is to create dimension by concentrating on creating shadows and highlights, and this is true whether I’m painting a leaf or hair. My current preference for watercoloured cards is to keep things simple, whether it be a girl or a flower, I like the focal point to pop off a clean canvas.
I loved seeing the new line of 3D embossing folders in the Holly Jolly release. There are a variety of folders which bring this medium up to date with fun designs. Here I used the Forest Border folder and Winter Sky ink (appropriately named for this sky!) and paired it with the new sentiment strips.
As mentioned above, today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Holly Jolly release. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Laura’s blog, but if not then Simon’s blog is a good place to start. As with all good hops, there are giveaways and offers:
- Use code SPGKN7 with purchase to snap up a Speckled Egg Mini Distress Ink Pad!
- Simon are giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop. Winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 11th of November.
Now it’s time to hop on over to …
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Sidnie Des Jardins
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D