Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Watercolor Wednesday - The Greeting Farm & Distress Inks

Hello everyone! Welcome to Watercolor Wednesday - almost thought I was going to leave you hanging as I *wanted* to share a new project but alas, the morning got away from me very quickly so I figured I'd share something I colored a few weeks ago but haven't shared here. Many of you already know how much I love The Greeting Farm images so I decided to do a little coloring using Dollie with Cupcake. I adore this new line - super cute! As you also know, I am definitely more used to coloring with alcohol based markers...specifically Copics but as I was doing less and less coloring / card making this past spring, I sold...them...ALL. Yup! *collective gasp* I know, I know...but my family and I are working toward some other pretty important goals this year and since they weren't being used, I thought I could help with those other goals by selling them so sell I did. Anyway, I started to water color more and I use a variety of watercolors at present from the Koi Watercolor set to Aqua Markers by Letraset, however, I hadn't used Distress Ink pads and wanting to learn more watercoloring techniques much like I learned how to use Copic markers by watching youtube videos, etc., I decided to take the Distress Ink Watercolor Class at Kit & Clowder. I figured I could used the techniques taught for Distress Inks and apply them to any of my watercolor mediums. So, after watching one video, this was what I colored. 

I really enjoyed the class - I still have another lesson to go through but decided to stock up on some Distress Ink Reinkers which I have so I will have to go back and do that one sometime soon. The incredible colorist Tracy Payne teaches the technique in this class which I can only describe (in a completely NON technical sense) as dry on dry watercoloring. LOL Believe me, when I say it out loud it doesn't make sense to me either but basically you are using very little water with this technique. I think it makes your colors more vibrant and shading more intense - more marker like if that makes sense. I love the finished effect and will definitely practice more with it as I tend to personally lean toward wet on wet watercoloring but it is fun to challenge yourself every now and then.

Here is another close up after I put her on the card. I hope you enjoyed my card today and thanks so much for stopping by! 

I will be back tomorrow with some more watercoloring (and a video *fingers crossed*) with a card I've made for Visible Image.


No comments :