Friday, June 7, 2019

No Line Water-coloring

 Hi everyone! Charlotte here, and today I am sharing a fun, summery card featuring no-line watercoloring.


Blank Page Muse products used:
Tall Pineapple Line Art by Pam Bray
Tall Beach Umbrella with Hello Sunshine Sentiment by Pam Bray

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Other materials:
White card base
Heat gun
No line coloring ink (Antique Linen works well)
Stamping tool or acrylic block
Watercolor paints
Watercolor cardstock
Paintbrushes
Coloring Pencils
Dark green ink
Nuvo Drops in Limoncello
Adhesive backed fun foam, or foam tape


Instructions:
First stamp the Tall Pineapple Line Art image onto some watercolor paper with an ink suitable for no line watercoloring. Then begin painting the leaves of the pineapple. Use a narrow paint brush and work a leaf at a time, leaving one leaf to dry before painting the ones next to it to avoid the color bleeding together. Start with a lighter green and build the color up in layers.
Next paint the body of the pineapple. Add a wash of color across the entire area, keeping it darker to the left hand side where the shadows are, as well as beneath the leaves. Once the wash of base color is dry, and detail in the same way as with the leaves, working a section at a time.

After completely painting the pineapple add splatters to the image using the same colors of paint as were used for the pineapple and leaves.
Use colored pencils to enhance the details on the image. Pay particular attention to adding depth to the shadow areas, and use a white pencil to intensify the highlights.
Trim down the panel to about a quarter of an inch smaller than the card base. Place the panel into the stamping tool and stamp the Hello Sunshine Sentiment with dark green ink. Alternatively use an acrylic block to stamp.
Use adhesive backed fun foam, or foam tape, to pop the panel up on the card base.
As a final touch add some Nuvo Drops in Limoncello around the pineapple, as well as some very tiny drops dotted amongst the splatters.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post! This card was a lot of fun to make, even though I struggled with the painting initially. I definitely think it's worth persevering even if it feels like it's not going well, as it turned out nicely in the end. I hope you'll give it a try, and I'd love to see what you make!

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