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The Hibiscus Blooms stamp set I am using today comes from the new Make Magic release from Simon Says Stamp. Check Out here what is included in the new release.
WATERCOLOUR TOP TIP – WORK IN LAYERS
TIPS & TRICKS
- Lay down a light layer of colour over the leaves and flowers.Theoretically, you could paint the whole flower as a block of light pink, but I find the way the paint dries on each individual petal does help to define the shapes even if you are painting with the same mix.
- With the second layer, mix a slightly deeper colour and start to add detail.
- Google a Hibiscus flower so that you have a better understanding of what you are painting.
- Take your time and slowly build the painting up. Mistakes are easily rectified or hidden by the next layer and so although this method of painting might take longer than a more free-flowing loose style, it us an easier method overall.
- Use coloured pencils to add more definition and detail.
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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
Thank-you Debby for your video…..so helpful! Your card is stunning!!!!!!
Hello Debby and a HUGE thank you for sharing this video with us, I’m always in total awe when I see you watercoloring your images.
I have a question, please.
What ink did you use to stamp the image onto the watercolor paper?
I just purchased a pad of Fabriano Cold Press 140lb. paper and I’m anxious to give your technique a try.
Thank you again for sharing.
Stay healthy and safe.
Hi Maria and thank you! As for inks, when no line watercolouring I like to use either Antique Linen Distress Ink or Gina K Whisper amalgam ink. Hope that helps :D
Your painting is absolutely exquisite Debbie, thank you for sharing your tips. Please could you tell me what size brushes you use?
Hi Karen, thank you! As for brushes, I was mainly using a size 2 round synthetic brush for this card and then adding in a size 3 as my ‘water brush’ to pull the colour out. Generally, I recommend a size 2 and size 4 for card making. Hope that helps :D
Simply STUNNING! I will definitely try your glazing tip. The depth you achieved is amazing. The way the leaves are painted is almost “negative painting” because your highlight is the green showing through. Wonderful effect. I would have never thought to blend the green into the pink for a more unified look, but it worked beautifully.
I don’t want to guess how long this took you to paint, but the results were well worth your time and talent.
I am using your 2 paint brush technique, with mixed results due to coordination issues on my part, but it is fun. I always learn something from your videos! Thank you VERY much!
I so enjoy watching you watercolor. Your creations are always breathtaking. I do love this stamp set. Thanks for all the tips and techniques you told us about.
So beautiful! Thanks again for sharing this great tip on watercolor!
This is absolutely beautiful Debby!! Thank you for sharing your tips/tricks with us.
Gorgeous card and a great video tutorial.
Thank you so much for sharing all the tips,
stay safe and have a wonderful day.
I loved your card using Hibiscus Blooms from the Make Magic release!! Thank you for sharing your techniques and inspirations with us.
Oh my gosh Debby, this card is beautiful! I just had to go grab! I want to recreate this when I get it!