Good morning. As you know Monday was a snow day and so was Tuesday, so I was able to play around in the stamp room quite a bit. Yea! These new watercoloring pencils were calling my name. There is several videos out there to watch and learn on how these work. I think I watched about 20 videos and got a feel for the idea on how to use them. It is not as straight forward when it comes to actually using them, at least for me it wasn't. I did what they demonstrated and yet I still feel that I need a LOT more practice.
Some of my thoughts on this watercoloring really needs to change because I like bold color. Well.... that is not the look you get with watercolor, it is more washed around look. Now I am still learning, so be gentle with helpful hints. But please do give any helpful tips you might have.
My card today is using Hellebores printed on watercolor cardstock from TE. You can see where I had too much water around the stem of the flower in the jar. :-( My leaves were a brighter color than the pencil was which is another learning curve. It will show up brighter than planned. Still need to learn how to blend the color a little more. You can see under the glass where I still have pencil markers that didn't blend. Is it the paper or I didn't use enough water??? There is sparkle on the water in the jar to hide some of my mistakes also. I do like this but again, need to get used to the watercolor look and feel still. More to come with my trial and errors and these pencils. I did get these metallic ones also, but figure I better get used to these first. hee hee Hope you have a wonderful day!