I have a biiiig crush for watercoloring and I wish I was better at it, but I’m not:) I just love to see this technique on cards or watch videos of other people doing it. Each time I’m seeing a new watercoloring technique I say to myself: ”ok, I got it!” and when I go to put it down to paper, it never comes out like I have it in my head, lol:)
With all the coloring techniques out there, I simply love the way that shadows show on images, I can get that with regular markers or pencils, but with watercolors to me it is not that easy. I watercolor in 2 ways: I sometimes put the color onto a block and pick it up with my brush, but the color gets diluted so no shadowing for me there. I leave it to dry and then I go in with a darker color. Or I put the dark color right onto the paper and then blend it with water, but the water pushes the color backwards, so to say, and I get a defined line between colors when it dries and I don’t like that either,lol.
This morning I played a bit trying a new way to make my shadows stay put:) So what I did is I first layed my darker color onto paper and then blended it with my brush but this time instead of water I picked up the lighter color with my brush and started applying it right on top of the dark color.
Now what that did, besides creating a new color, is that it kept my shadows in place, because I didn’t add water but color. I wish that could make more sense, but I have a video here showing what I’m babbling about:)
I made this video fro the Altenew Video Challenge and used their gorgeous stamp set called Persian Motifs. I love their projects and each time I visit their blog I am amazed !