Watercolor February: Part 4 of 4


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Today completes my four part series of Watercolor February! It has been a fun month exploring all the basics of watercolor, fun watercolor techniques, and creating some fun watercolor art. 

This blog entry focuses on watercolor washes, masking, and no-line watercolor. I will be giving demonstrations, tips, and showing you some final results. So let's start with watching my video....

That was fun! I squeezed a lot of information in that one. Let's take a longer look at some of the results...

We started with a basic wash (purple) as well as a "drop-in" wash.

These can then be turned into backgrounds or used in die-cutting.

Then the video discussed washing over the top of a resist surface
such as foiling or stamping that has been heat embossed.

This is the watercolor wash over the stamped
stars, on water-friendly cardstock shown in the video.

This is a watercolor ink wash over the top of
a gold foiled water-friendly heavy cardstock. 

This green wash was done with distress ink over the
top of a heat embossed water-friendly heavy cardstock.
(VersaMark ink and clear heat embossing powder.)

This is a blue distress ink wash over the top of
gold foiled water-friendly heavy cardstock.
The texture is achieved by adding salt while wet, 
allowing to dry, then brushing off the salt.

This background wash was created using three colors of
distress ink and salt (on the green part). It definitely gives the
green that "grassy" look!

Then we moved forward to talking about
masking with drawing gum.
These pieces will either end up as part of a 
scrapbook layout or the focus of a card front.

Lastly, I demonstrated no-line watercolor in the video.
Don't be afraid to give it a try yourself! It is easier than it looks!

If you didn't see the first three parts to this watercolor series here are the links:

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Happy Paper Crafting,