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Grow Creative: Stenciled Watercolors Tutorial

Grow Creative: Stenciled Watercolors Tutorial
At the suggestion of a friend, I am posting a tutorial on how to make a nice watercolor painting using plastic stencils! It really is quite a simple process and you end up with something that looks professional. I love sharing these little secrets with people. It's fun! So here is what you need to get started... Materials: watercolor paints paintbrush plastic stencils (I found some cheap ones at the dollar store) watercolor paper Step 1: Pick out the stencil you want to use and place it on top of your paper. Step 2: Hold the stencil down tightly with one hand. Step 3: To give it a varied look, add several different colors in random areas of the stencil. Step 4: Fill in the entire area of the stencil and ever so carefully lift the stencil away from the paper. Step 5: Let your painting dry completely and there you have it... your own mini artwork! Tips and Tricks:If you notice that your watercolors are bleeding around the edges of the stencil you can try mixing less water with the paints. Related:  How to Paint with Watercolorart journaling artsCreate

TUTORIAL 2//PAPERCOLOR | Paper Fashion a lot of you have been asking for tips + tricks to watercoloring, so i’ve decided to share some color knowledge with you! color mixing has always been my favorite part of art. it’s so amazing how many colors you can make… with so few colors. i personally like to stick with mostly primary colors to create my palette. i think using too many ‘straight from the tube’ colors gives your work a flat look. plus, you can save lots of money by mixing your own colors from the basics. p.s.let me know what you think of my tutorial… maybe this will become a regular post! this is my number one trick. most people just buy a black tube, and yes that can create a deep true black, but I prefer to mix. you can create blacks with a hint of any color, which adds more depth. Just use the mix above and add a tiny amount of a color of your choice. gray is another color i see people confused on how to create… and it’s one of the easiest. just mix a little orangey red and light blue, and there you have it!

Recycling the Old and Dry into Liquid Gold I started looking at other art teachers' blogs about a year ago to help me get more project ideas and other nifty suggestions. One thing that I have run across most recently is a way to 'make paint' using old markers. Initially I thought it was a crock. However, its the end of the year and I'm sorting through materials to toss so I decided to put this theory to the test. Can one really make liquid watercolor paint out of old crusty dried out markers? I did the following to find out: 1. 2. 3. 4. I'm quite excited to find a really green and cheap way to make liquid watercolors. In summation, I answer the question above with a victorious Yes!

Art Classes Online, Mixed Media WorkshopsJane Davenport Artist Online Art Classes with Jane Davenport My wish for you, is your creativity to be roaring with confidence. My e-courses are so popular because I really can help make that happen for you. “If I only had time for that part of yourself”, you think. Time to doodle, draw, paint or journal. Creativity isn’t far away, or outside of you, or laying somewhere forgotten. As a creativity expert who has guided thousands of women back to their art, It’s one of our first childhood joys. Each video Lesson in my classes features a new skill that is designed to build your creative confidence.As you move through the course from beginning to end, your skills and confidence will growand you will feel comfortable with the progression.My tutorials are created with high quality video and step by step instructions. Choose the Starting Point that suits You: Draw Happy is a mini Workshop specially created for people who say “I can’t draw”. If you already enjoy drawing, this class isn’t for you – but Supplies me is!

DIY Wedding Watercolor Escort Cards - DIY Weddings - Once Wed I am so excited to share this beautiful tutorial from Ginny Au, Holly Hollon, and Erich McVey on Once Wed. Ginny and Holly recently collaborated on a simple step by step tutorial showing us how to recreate these beautiful, watercolor escort card at home. Ginny used delicate pins to display them here, but the options are endless for displaying escort cards at your wedding. Enjoy! Supplies watercolor paintswatercolor brushheavy professional grade paper, BFK Reeves or Stonhenge is recommended, make sure that the paper texture is not too rough, this would inhibit the calligrapher from writing on the paper (purchased at an art supply store)metal rulerglass of watercutting mat Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Photography: Erich McVey | Styling: Ginny Au | Flowers: Cloth of Gold | Calligraphy & Watercoloring: Holly Hollon

Watercolour Pencils Would ya look at that? I'm blogging at night. That's weird. Usually, I like to get-my-blog-on in the morning. BUT. I finally got my crack in gear and did the Watercolour Pencil Tiplet. Short-and-sweet-disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert, a teacher, or an art prodigy when it comes to any of these tiplets or media. So, in the true spirit of CREATING and letting go and being loose - leave your mark. Okay. Let's get a little wishy-washy. You need a few things to get started here. The Watercolour Pencils. Alright - rip a page out of your sketchbook (you don't have to!) Throw down some colours. Spray it. NOTE from COMMENTS: I just let it air dry. Look at how beautiful that is. This is a scan of the finished product. A couple of months back I put out an ALL-CALL for starfish... and I got about 35 starfish photos in less that 24 hours. Alright. Have a beautiful night.

Victorian Embroidery: With Real Fishscales A Victorian Needle-Book, c.1866 Materials — A strip of perforated cardboard, nine inches long and four and a half inches wide; a piece of red silk ribbon of the same dimensions; two and a half yards of red ribbon, half an inch wide; red sewing-silk; white flannel; fish-scales. Instructions: This needle-book is composed of two stars, covered with small fish-scales and bound round with a quilling of ribbon. Fig. 1 shows the pattern in full size. Now divide the circle into eight notches ¾ inches deep, and cut them out; cover both the star-shaped pieces with fish-scales, which should previously have been well washed in hot salt water and carefully wiped and dried. The needle, threaded with red silk, is inserted in the lower part of the scales to fasten them on to the cardboard as seen in Fig. 2, which gives a part of the pattern during the process of working.

Jim's Watercolor Gallery - Painting Flowers in Watercolor I drew am outline for the main flowers. I did not worry too much about the leaves. Knowing full well these would be placed and painted direct with a brush. I blocked in flower shapes with a weak wash of Rose Madder. Painted leaves with a weak wash of Lemon Yellow. then made all the Greens with P.G.7, Antwerp Blue, P.B.27 and Lemon Yellow P.Y. 53. Varying the ratios, between pigments and water. Close-up view. Another close-up In both cases you can see additional work. The do's and the don'ts,in painting Flowers in Watercolor. WHY........In painting Flowers in Watercolor, the painted area will immediately scream at you if it's wrong. The thing to do is then eliminate the screams. It's like a child, if it screams something is wrong, so you just eliminate it. The petal is going to be a series of "Lost and Found Edges" (soft and hard). Paint any shape and then soften with a damp brush on one edge. Shown is a soft edge. Note - you will never get a hard edge on wet paper. Close-up view. Another close-up

Watercolor Cards If you have been loving the watercolor and ombre trend recently, you are going to LOVE this amazing DIY Sarah is bringing us today! She is sharing a sweet way to ask your bridesmaids if they will stand by your side on your wedding day. This DIY is so adorable and super easy! It’s DIY time again, lovely readers! Materials Watercolor paper cut into 9″x6.25″ rectangles, folded into cards(size A6: 4.5″x6.25″), 1 per bridesmaidWatercolor paints (the cheap Crayola one will work just fine!) Helpful hints: Using a bone folder to fold the paper is very helpful, since watercolor paper tends to be thicker than printer or scrapbooking paper. Step 1: Cut all of the paper (watercolor and scrapbook) to the sizes indicated above. Step 2: After the design is fully traced onto the card, un-tape and place on your work surface. Step 3: Once you have a color story you like, set aside to dry, and repeat with the rest of your cards. Share:

Fabric Panels: How To Gosh, you all are so sweet! Thank you for the nice comments about my new studio - if I could, I'd have everyone over for tea, lemon scones, and crafty conversation :) My fabric panels are super simple and I wanted to share how I made them. Place the double stick along the edges of the foam core, gently pull the fabric over each corner and press down onto the tape, and then working from opposite sides, gently pull taut the fabric along the sides and press down onto the tape. I used wall putty to put them up so I wouldn't have a bunch of little holes in the wall. If you don't want to wrap the fabric around (or there just isn't enough fabric to do it) then put the double stick tape along the edges on the front and press your fabric on. I think it would be so cool to create a whole quilt on the wall with the panels butted up next to each other, don't you?