Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shaking It Up

You may recall that I am making some cards for Terry Medaris Art Stamps...the only catch is *NOT* to use Prismacolor pencils, which I typically do for Terry's images.

Now, mind you...I am not a watercolorist, but I was curious what would happen if I gave it a try.

I stamped the image "Shake It Up" with Stazon Jet Black ink onto Strathmore watercolor paper. I colored the image with my very neglected, intimidating Peerless watercolors and an Aqua Brush.

Patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, an unknown source (the striped paper) and black cardstock form the layers of this card. A circle clip, along with a ribbon, was attached to the card.

My thoughts...watercoloring is tough. It is going to take much more practice to get it right. But, I do really like the bright, vibrant colors of my Peerless watercolor palette.


Dina K. said...

Do you have a Sakura clear glaze pen? That is something I have been using a lot lately with watercoloring... like for example, you could watercolor those teeny details first, then when they dry, color over them with the clear glaze. When that dries it will resist anything you paint over it. It would give you a little more freedom to work with the folds in the dress in this image, etc. and you don't have to worry about your colors bleeding. Just a little tip! So cool that you are working with Terry Medaris.

Miranda said...

Fantastic Kecia, very lovely
love that image

Jenny Gropp said...

Copics, Pencils, Watercolors -- you got mad skills! That's a great tip from Dina too on the resist. Might need to dust off the watercolors - it's been years.


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