Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Seven Things You Can Do With Watercolor

In today's video Jill shows us seven things that can be done with watercolor.



The CTMH description of the video Seven Things You Can Do With Watercolor is "Join Jill from Close To My Heart as she shows seven fun ways to use watercolors in your scrapbooking and cardmaking. From painting organic lines, splattering color, or shading a shape–we’re sure you’ll fall in love with this art form!."

Some "tidbits" from the video:
  • since painting can get messy, please protect your work surface; the All-Purpose Mat (Z2045) works well because you can use it as a palette, the back is non-slip and the front is easy to clean
  • CTMH Watercolor Paints (Z3132) come in 36 colors; you can use the lid as a palette
  • CTMH Paintbrush Set (Z3188) come with 5 brush ends; 3 round tip and 2 flat
  • you can mix paints to create even more colors
  • CTMH Watercolor Paper (Z3146) is 220 lb.
  • if you have both watercolor paper and White Daisy cardstock on your desk and they get mixed up, you can tell them apart because the White Daisy cardstock is more vibrant
  • watercolor paper cuts well on the Cricut®
  • paints do not spread well on cardstock
  • simple stripes is a great way to start watercoloring
  • once your watercolor paper is completely wet, the paint moves around nicely; this is called wet and wet
  • when the color gets too dark, add more water to lighten it
  • when stamping then painting in an image, use either Archival Black Ink (44751) or Black Memento™ Ink Pad (Z899) so the ink will not bleed when watercoloring
  • some of the Cricut® cuts were done with the Cricut® Artistry Collection (Z3167)
  • for controlled ink splatters, the My Acrylix® Ink Blot stamp set (D1660) was used
If you have questions about the watercolor paints, please do not hesitate to send me an email. If you are ready to place an order, you will find my Online Business Address here.

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