Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Daily Special - Technique Day - Basic Watercoloring Tutorial


Don't forget to drop by my Card Inspired Blog Site. I posted a tutorial on a technique called "Slit Flower Frame"

Today's Daily Special is "Technique Day" and I did a tutorial on "Basic Watercoloring" which may not be new to you. In fact, you probably know more about it than me but for those wanting to learn, the tutorial is something you may want to look at.

The stamp set used for this set was "Sassy Stems". For the first card I used "In My Thoughts" for the sentiment and the second card "Cute Converse" for the sentiment. Sassy Stems is a great stamp set for watercoloring. Honestly, I'm not a big fan of watercoloring but I bought all of the Watercolor Crayon sets. Why buy them if you don't like watercoloring? Well, it's a little stupid but I bought them because I didn't have them. Ha! I have the need to buy everything whether I want them or not.

Watercoloring is the fastest coloring method in my opinion and the most easiest to work with. If this is the case, why don't I like using them? Well, I think it's because I like bold in-your-face sort of colors and watercoloring is soft and whimsical but with a little bit of effort, watercoloring can result in bright bold colors.

Here are other info on the two cards I made: For the first card, I used Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue for the vase and Rose Red for the flowers, and Green Galore for the stems. The DP paper is by K&Co, the charm is by Making Memories, and the ribbon by Dashes, Dots & Checks. The cardstock used were Ballet Blue, Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal. Word Window Punch was used for the sentiment.

With the second card I used Ballet Blue and Brocade Blue for the Vase, Pixie Pink for the flowers, and green galore for the stems. The DP is by DCWV, the ribbon by Textured Trios, the edge cut with Fiskar "Cloud" scissors, the corners punched with "Ticket Corner" punch and small silver brads to embellish the corners.

Here are the sketches! Try them out and if you want send me a picture of your work via email and I'll post them on my blog site!









3 comments:

Barbara said...

Hi Maria! Your cards are beautiful. I came upon your site while surfing around. Can you tell me what size card you generally make?

I would appreciate it.
-barbara-

Jen said...

hey girl, you're so right about "Sassy Stems" being a H20 Coloring Set... I totally saw that idea when I 1st saw it in the catty. Love it though... I love what you did with them too - just might hafta try out your sketches... we'll see if I have some time...

Hugs to you... glad I was able to give you a little reminicing on my page!

Aloha,
Jen

kathy said...

Your tutorials are so helpful. Thanks for soing them

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