ETA: Sorry...it was late and I messed up the song!! AAACK!
I have a watercolor tutorial for you guys today...are you ready? I hope so, cause I worked super hard on it!
Line Image Stamp (I used Rain or Shine from My Favorite Things)
Watercolor Paper (140 lb. Cold Pressed used here.)
Water brushes (I like Niji brand)
Permanent Black Ink
Dye Ink Refills
Ink Well Palette
Niji Pearlescent Watercolors
Stamp image on Watercolor paper in permanent black ink (I used Brilliance Graphite Black) and allow it to dry. You can use a heat gun if you’re impatient like me.
Starting with your LIGHTEST color, begin coloring your image. Colors used here (SU-Soft Sky, Blush Blossom, & So Saffron; Adirondack-Shell Pink & Citrus)
One of my tricks is to make sure I use the LEAST amount of water possible. This way, you have a lesser chance of your inks bleeding or traveling outside the lines. If your brush is too wet, squeeze the brush tip between your finger and thumb from the top of the brush to the end. I also keep a paper towel handy to absorb extra water.
After your image is COMPLETELY DRY (no cheating!!), add depth by layering another color. (I used Regal Rose from Stampin’ Up)
Pearlescent Watercolors. It’s a little exaggerated here due to my lighting, but it’s sooo pretty in real life!
And here’s your finished product! I used Diamond Glaze (aka Crystal Effects) to add shine to the water and then made some raindrops across the image as well.
I hope this helps you guys...and make sure you check out the What's Up Wednesday Special from MFT!