NO LINE WATERCOLOURING
Hello again, stamping friend! I hope you’ve been enjoying the variety of projects I’ve been sharing this week. It has been a lot of fun, using different techniques & mediums. I’d love to hear if you have a favourite! Today, I’m back to share another no line watercolouring project with you. If you missed the first one, you can see it HERE in Monday’s post. In that post, I shared 2 projects; one with an image stamped in Memento ink, and a second stamped with the Fadeout Ink by Ink on 3.
For today’s project, I chose the mountain image from the Penny Black Season’s Marvel stamp set. I stamped it on Arches cold pressed watercolour paper with the Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink. Here’s what it looks like, with just the stamped image.
I had placed it in my MISTI stamp positioner, and stamped it twice with the Fadeout Ink, so that you would be able to see the image. The great thing about using the Fadeout Ink is that it literally disappears, as you colour over it! You can use it with watercolours, markers, or pencils – whatever your favourite colouring medium.
SUNRISE OVER THE MOUNTAINS
This is the final product – as you can see, I do still a lot of practice, but I think this isn’t too bad for my 3rd watercolour project!
After stamping the image in Fadeout Ink, I used my Daniel Smith watercolours for painting. I chose Paynes Blue-Gray for the mountains and shading. I decided to leave the rest of the mountains unpainted, hopefully giving the image of them being snow covered. The foreground is painted with Cerulean Blue for the shadows and Green Apatite for the ground.
To create the image of the sun starting to rise, I painted Quinacridone Gold closest to the mountain peaks, then blended into Cadmium Yellow. Above the yellow, I blended in more Cerulean Blue, adding a lot of water for a light, slightly cloudy effect.
I went ahead and stamped the bird images in SU! Gray Granite ink – and immediately regretted it! Oh well – I think they look just too dark & solid compared to the rest of the image. Next time, I’ll stamp them in Fadeout Ink, and use either the Sodalite Genuine or Paynes Blue Gray to paint them. Live and learn, right?!
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In the photo above, you can see what the half pans of watercolours look like, as well as the Fadeout Ink. The Daniel Smith watercolours were a gift at Christmas time; they had been ordered from Opus Art Supplies here in Canada. The watercolour paper is also available from there; they are a great source of supplies for all kinds of art mediums. The Fadeout Ink can be found at Ink on 3, in their online store.
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