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how to paint glass – it can be tricky!
I find a key for me when painting from stamp sets is to get barely there image to work from – just enough for me to see and no more. I stamp really lightly in water-reactive ink and then fill in the gaps with a pencil as needs be.
I often Google whatever I’m trying to paint so I have a reference to work from. I Googled ‘watercoloured jars’ for this card and then took it from there. Having studied the reference photos, I noticed they used quite dark tones in places. That is a contrast to how you would imagine painting a see-through object.
I aimed to get darker tones around the rim of the jars where the thread is and also a few where the water line is. I also added shadows underneath so that the jars weren’t floating in mid air and I pulled a little of that colour up between the jars as if there were shadows on the wall behind.
I kept the flowers and leaves simple with a lighter base layer of colour and then a darker layer to add the details. For me, the flowers were a supporting role in this image with the three jars being the stars of the show!
Well. that’s me for today. I am back on the weekend with more to share. I hope you will join me then.
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