Thursday 25 July 2019

Watercolouring using a Stencil as a Template

This is the first of the samples that I created using the new Woodland Animal stencils from Claritystamp.  The One Day Special continues today on Hochanda at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.  I love using stencils as a starting point for water colouring as I must admit that I am not that good at freestyling.
Attach the woodland animal squirrel stencil to a piece of 7” x 7” stencil card creating a hinge at the top.
Brush Tumbled Glass Distress ink through the top of the stencil.
Add Bundled Sage Distress ink in the same manner through the leaves
and Pumice Stone through the mushroom and the acorns. Remove the stencil.
Paint the squirrel using a water brush and a mixture of Rusty Hinge Distress ink and Pumice Stone Oxide.
When dry add shading using a red/brown aqua pencil and blend out with a water brush. Add dark brown pencil to the acorns and blend in the same manner.
Add shading and colour to the leaves using a dark green aqua pencil blended out with a water brush. Dry and repeat until happy with the effect.
Remove the blue colour from behind the squirrel’s face, tail and body with a water brush and a paper towel. Add shading using a brown aqua pencil and blend out.
Colour the mushroom in a mixture of aqua pencils (red, dark brown and red/brown) and blend out with a water brush and a little Pumice Stone Distress Oxide picked up off a blending mat.
Trim 0.25” off each side of the topper and mat onto a piece of the Toffee Apple Designer paper (6.5” x 6.5”). Add to the front of a 7” x 7” white card blank.
Add one of Barbara’s word stickers to an off cut of the same designer paper, trim and add to the card.

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