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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!

Give Me Watercolour Textures Quick! ~ Textures on Creative Market We don’t all have the time or energy to whip up watercolour splotches and splashes when its just what our project needs…so here in a handy pack of over 80 items, you should find what you need to create gorgeous handmade watercolour designs in no time at all :) Hours devoted to dabbling, mixing, splashing, mopping ,swooping, and swashing - all digitised into one mega-useful pack for you to drag and drop onto your designs, and claim as your own :) Perfect for branding, websites,digital media, packaging design, greetings, invites, weddings, apparel, merchandise designs and so much more. Included in this handy pack : 1.) 30 Paper-sized Watercolour JPEG textures - approximately 8x10 inches. 2.) 55 Watercolour forms/shapes - all transparent PNGS - varying sizes documented in file name. 3.) As always shout if you need any help or inspiration with any of your designs!! Delicious Cursive Font used in preview invites : Bombshell Pro :)

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.

Simple watercolor paintings for beginner watercolor artists This is a collection of simple watercolor paintings which help teach a beginner basic watercolor painting techniques. Often the difference between complex or difficult watercolor paintings is just the size of the artwork. The smaller you paint the easier you will find it when you are new to painting with watercolors. Here are some other points which make a watercolor painting easier to do. All of the above points make a watercolor painting easier to do. I hope you find these simple watercolor paintings useful. Simple beach scene Simple watercolor painting of a beach scene Painting the sea, clouds, skies, people, birds and sand. Simple watercolor painting of boats and water Simple watercolor painting of boats and water Small watercolor painting of row boats and simple sail boats. Easy watercolor painting using salt Finished simple watercolor painting with salt demonstration. How to paint an easy watercolor painting using salt to create interesting textures.

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

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