Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Water Color Painting Card

As you know, I've been enjoying playing with water colors. I have so far just created mainly backgrounds that I used for my stamped images. This week, I'll be sharing some cards with water colored images that I did free hand. If you're an expert water colorist, excuse the noticeable novice mistakes. But I enjoyed making them and I hope you will be inspired to try your hand at water color painting.

I first sketched the trees with a pencil and went to town with my watercolors. I did the wet on wet technique on this. First with the background and when that dried, I spritzed some water to create the texture. I then painted the trunks in light brown and the details in dark brown. I made the background trees subtle to show perspective.
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After I painted, the trees looked kind of bare, so I added some birds, die cut from Penny Black In A Row. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. Adhesives are by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. In order to prop the birds, I cut the foam squares in half.
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Challenges: Card Mania (die cut), SS Wed Challenge (thinking of you), Moxie Fab (Trees).
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6 comments:

  1. This is so artsy and gorgeous, Nina! I love the vibrant colors! Your free hand watercoloring is SUPERB! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Thinking of You” Challenge!

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  2. Nina this is a wonderful, vibrant card - love it!
    Blessing
    Maxine

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  3. Wow, great job on sketching your own trees!! I thought they were stamped!

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  4. This is so pretty! I love those bright colors!

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