7 Tips when using Watercolors + Video
and Simon Says Stamp Suzy Prints
Hello there my creative peeps! Today is the day the new Blossoms and Butterflies is being released at Simon Says Stamp! I’m always using my Copics so much that I forget how much I do love to watercolor. I have a Watercolor Video Tutorial using Simon Says Stamp Suzy Prints from the new Blossoms and Butterflies release.
I didn’t want to cover up any of the illustration from the ever so talented Suzy Plantamura. So I’ve left these cards pretty simple.. it’s basically just the water-coloring.
I’m using my Nuvo Paint Brushes by Tonic and my Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections watercolors to color my cards. The color palette I’m using is called Essence. It has beautiful, vintage, rich hues.
The sentiment die I’m using is from an older release from Simon Says Stamp and it’s called 4 Seasons. I used some fun foam to cut out my ‘Spring’ Sentiment.
7 Watercoloring Tips
- Water-coloring is so forgiving. If you add to much ink or not happy with the way it looks, all you have to do is add a little water and blot with a paper towel. This will remove a lot of the color.
- Adding water to the area and then touching the paintbrush to the ink and tapping the watered area on the paper will give you a little more control of the coloring.
- Color in sections and skip all over the page while you wait for areas to dry.
- Constantly dab your brush on a paper towel so you can see how much color you are laying down.
- If you go back and forth between colors — change your water often.
- Don’t over saturate, instead let the area dry and then go back and add more color to deepen the color.
- If you want to mix colors to create a new color– mix them on a palette or mat — don’t mix them on the image.
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