Since I took my My Creative Classroom class, I'm really getting into water coloring. I broke out my water color travel kit. I bought it at JoAnn's last spring with a coupon and had been saving it... I don't know why. I've bought tools and paper that I'm saving... AND, I'm going to use all of it one day.
1. I stamped the images on water color paper and just started coloring. I found coloring with the cakes is really easy! Just add water. I used the lid as my palette. I'm including pictures of my work in progress. I painted the top of my water color kit. The plain surface was calling me to add some color! :o) I painted right after I bought it, and set it on the shelf... TIP: If you go outside the lines or put too much water/paint down, use a paper towel to sop it up.
2. I cut out images. I had imagined an outdoor scene using a pie... I was doodlin' on my paper and thought of the pie sitting on a picnic table. I drew the picnic table on WC paper.
3. Before deciding on the water colored background, I stippled a background with ink. It didn't work for me, so I flipped the CS over (Papertrey Ink has a nice weight to it, so you can use the other side). I started with the grass - painting on one coat, then letting it dry and coming back and adding shadows where I had planned to add the images. For the sky, I just went back and forth with a wide water color brush, picking up paint when I thought I needed it. I was pleasantly surprised at how the sky came out. I love techniques where you don't have to be precise - I am not a precise person.
4. After letting the CS dry, I trimmed it and placed my images where I thought I wanted them before gluing. Once I finalized my placement, I committed the pieces with glue, popping the pumpkin up... beyond the border just a bit ... Sometimes I like to go beyond the border.
STAMPS: Whipper Snapper Harvest Blessings Paper: Fabriano Artistico Bright White Watercolor Paper Block 140lb, Papertrey ink Ink: StazOn Jet Black Accessories: Winsor & Newton water color travel kit (includes little cute brush), Prismacolor fine line marker .005, wide waterbrush (for sky and grass), Sakura white gel pen