Friday, May 11, 2012

Watercoloring Technique - Watercolor Wash Background

Want to know how to get a big of "Wow" in your stamping - while keeping it simple and easy?

Watercoloring allows you to blend colors, highlight images and create abstract to highly detailed images. 

Light source is important in watercoloring. Where will the light hit and where will the shadows fall on your image? 

Imagine a light coming from the top left of the image; the light will hit the top left of the image and any raised areas, and shadows will fall to the bottom  right side and any low areas. Darkness tells the eye there is depth and light tells the eye that something is raised. 
 Use bright highlights for the highest points and to create raised areas and dark colors for shadows and to create depth.
  •   Watercolor Wash Background – Sunset or faded backgrounds are created by washing a light color across the watercolor paper, and then darker layers are added to create a background that fades from light to dark.
I used the Awash with Flowers and Thank You Kindly stamp sets for this easy card.
The paper is the Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Old Olive card stocks and Watercolor paper.  The inks are Night of Navy, Marina Mist, and Old Olive.  The Aqua Painter is the paint brush you use for watercoloring for this technique.  There is also some 5/8" Satin Ribbon, SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals on this card.

Give this easy technique a try.  You'll love the effect, and everyone will think you're quite the artist.  They don't need to know how easy it was!

Thanks for stopping by ~~ Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card my friend. Love it. Finally got my newsletter done. Can't wait to see you and have you started our swaps? I haven't. Planted some of the garden today.UGH I am sore. Going to bed now. Miss you, Bev


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