Monday, 6 April 2015

Documented life - Watercolours!!!

Well what a stroke of luck that this weeks Documented life prompt was to use watercolours !!!!

As I'm on holiday that was pretty much all I brought with me and have been experimenting and playing with them all week, it just goes to show that you don't need lots of supplies to make art, I felt like I was gonna have a breakdown not having my beloved acrylics to play with but with practice and perseverance I feel like I'm starting to get the hang of them and creating art I'm pretty pleased with.....

I used my tube of black acrylic that I brought with me to do the outlines, making sure they were completely random and not thinking about it too much, I then too a wet paintbrush and went over the lines to create a grungy grey look in places.

Once this was completely dry I used my neocolour watersoluble crayons as my watercolour medium and started to colour allowing some of the paint to be stronger causing shadows, I took a creative impression Rex stamp and stamped with black archival ink inside some of the circles and did some random stamping around the page using my paperartsy ink splatter stamp and my artistic stamper bubble wrap stamp. I added a few dabs I'd white acrylic with my fingers to create dots...

I then cut out some shapes from a scrapbook pad I had with me in complimentary colours and stuck these down, outlining them with the stabilo black pencil and activating with a water brush to blend them into the rest of the page.....

To finish of i scribbled some outlines with my ranger fudeball black pen and used my pilot parallel pen for the zebra stripes. 

I'm really pleased with the final result and reaffirms to me that it's all about the practice and perseverance with a medium 'if at first you don't succeed ' springs to mind. 

Here are a couple of practice pieces using the same technique......

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  1. Love your practice pieces, thanks for sharing your work.

  2. I love what you do, I would love to be able to watercolor like this. Maybe I will have to practice, practice and practice some more. TFS!

  3. Practice pays off, you prove it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. This is so visually stunning, thank you for showing how you did it!