Hi friends! I’ve been trying to find ways to pass the time, and decided to put together a watercolor palette. A dear girlfriend and I decided to swap half pans of watercolor. Before I picked out my colors, and I did a lot of research, learning about these paints. I spent a lot of time watching YouTube videos, and found a few channels I highly recommend checking out: In Liquid Color, Dr. Oto Kano, and Teoh Yi Chie. If you ever had any who, what, when, where, why questions about pigments, these channels have all of the answers.
I stamped the two up-front umbrellas first, and added masks before stamping the rest. I picked out two colors for each umbrella, a light and darker shade. I wet 1/3 of the bottom panel with a wide flat brush, and started with a light wash of rainbow colors. I made the paints flow into each other, and made sure to add a bit of color above and below the umbrellas. I let the panel dry, then started started adding highlights and shadows. This was a fairly quick process, maybe 20 minutes in all. After the umbrellas were dry, I used my paintbrush to tap the excess paint around the umbrellas.
I attached the panel to a card base, and stamped a sentiment from the beautiful Simple Things stamp set to finish the card.
Daniel Smith Colors used:
- Lemon Yellow, Quinacridone Gold
- Opera Pink, Quinacridone Rose
- Quinacridone Purple, Purpurite Genuine
- Amazonite Genuine, Phthalo Turquoise
- Cascade Green, Jadeite Genuine
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope I have help give you watercolor ideas for you next project. Happy Crafting!