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Online Watercolor Class for Card Makers – Day 3

Hello friends, I’m back with the last day of Watercolor Classes for Card Makers.

Day 3

Pencils and Crayons

Jennifer Rzasa gave us some great tips on using Watercolors and Inktense pencils

She reminded us that watercolor pencil marks can be erased before they are wet; that way you can erase any marks you don’t want.

Inktense pencils are permanent once dry which gives you the ability to layer.

The first piece of paper is the pencil wash after I added water.  This would be great for shading.

The fruit was sketched completely with pencils adding water in between the layers and the flower was sketched the same way, but spritzed with water to finish it off.

RzasPencils

Here’s a better view of the flower fuzzy cut.

RzasFlower

Jennifer sketched a flamingo, but I chose to sketch a peacock stamp I saw at Unity Stamps.  I used inktense pencils and gold shimmer spray to add the shine of the feathers.  I also took my brush with different colors and splattered it around the peacock.

Peacock

Water Soluble Oil Pastels and Inktense Pencils with Kristina Werner was the next segment.

I used my Caran De’Ache water soluble pastels because that’s what I’ve been using for the Life Book 2015 class.  First, Kristina had us use the different colors of pastes on the stamp then apply water with a brush. The second trial was to use the pastels on a piece of watercolor paper and spray water on it.

I really like the vibrancy of the Caran De’Ache pastels, but no applying them on on a stamp first.  I sprayed mine with water and they ran all over.

Kristina1

For this next card I stamped the image with Versafine ink, dried it with my heatgun and colored it using inktense pencils.  I like that you can use the brush dipped in water then applied to the lead of the pencil.  Since I don’t have Wink of Stella shimmer, I used some perfect pearls and water applied with a brush also.

The penguin is a Unity Stamp from last year.

Penguin

Every time I look at the sentiment it makes me laugh.

Tomorrow I’ll post the last part of day 3, for now, have a great Sunday!!

Hugs,

Carmen

Life Book 2015 Weeks 16 and 17

Wow, it is almost the end of April!  Where did the time go.  I was so busy with family matters last week that before I knew it another week passed by.

For this week’s post, I combined two Life Book lessons because I didn’t have enough information to fill up two pages.

Week 16 was with Alena Hennesy.  She is such a sweet girl – I just loved the way she led us through her “Quick Be Here Now” lesson on intuitive painting.  This was a bonus lesson so it wasn’t very detailed, but I got to spend 15 minutes just using color and making marks.

I used all kinds of paints on this – fluid acrylics, watercolor crayons, and black and white markers.  She said:  “just pretend you are a little girl coloring in a state of abandon.”

This is what I created in 15 minutes.

painting

For Week 17 Jenny Wentworth showed us step-by step how to create a portrait in an intuitive way.

I was really surprised how fast I was able to create this girl.  I’m thinking that because I have taken so many different classes on drawing and coloring whimsical girls, that I intuitively and automatically put down color and shading.

I didn’t think too much about it, just went with the flow.  My husband and my crafty friend, Maria, were very impressed!

I started out with a painting I didn’t finish on watercolor paper and applied gesso to cover it up.  She only used a handful of  supplies and I tried to do the same.  I didn’t have the sepia color she used on the background and for the shading; so I made my own.  Sepia is a mixture of dark brown and black.  I don’t like using black too much, so instead of using black I added ultramarine blue to burnt sienna.  It was a bit too dark, but I watered it down.  I also used watercolor pencils, soft pastels, fluid acrylics and regular acrylics.

Here she is!!

Portrait

And the closeup:

CloseUp

Don’t you just love her eyes?  I hope I remember how I created this piece because I wasn’t thinking about what I applied first or anything, I just made a circle here, a line there and added color here and there.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creations today and I thank you so much for stopping by.

Happy crafting!

Carmen

Life Book 2015 Week Six

I’m in love!!  I’m in love with the technique I learned this week on Life Book 2015.  Tamara Laporte posted this fantastic color blocking tutorial for us.  By the way, if you click on her name, it will take you to a similar color blocking time lapse tutorial called Whimsical Flowers.

I call her Dream Girl and I had so much fun creating her; I couldn’t stop adding doodles and words.

DreamGirl

Close up of the top:

Top

Bottom portion:

Bottom

I can assure you, this is not the last color blocking mixed media piece I will make.

Thanks for coming by!

Carmen