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Jan 10, 2010

...just a little tutorial.... Watercoloring!

Please be sure to scroll down on the page to visit my other posts today. I have the finished project my "Beloved Box" as well as a new challenge with blog candy being offered!

Watercolor Tutorial

videoSo, at long last, here is my video tutorial for watercoloring. I do hope that its helpful to anyone that hasn't tried the technique before, or for anyone that's new to the technique. It is super important to use a waterproof ink, as well as watercolor paper.

My ink choice is Brilliance. Stazon would work, but it doesn't work well with acrylic stamps. And watercolor paper allows the reinker to blend so nicely! Regular paper will pill up and create holes where you've used too much water! My brush of choice is a Niji waterbrush.

This morning I woke with a scary thought... did I repeat myself enough times that you must walk away from the project and let it sit in between each "layer" of ink? I'm not sure if that point came across enough in the editing. While the project looks QUICK here, I was making this in stages (alternating with making my dinnner). If you don't wait between steps, your inks will bleed across the wet paper. Just make sure you give each layer proper drying time before moving on!!

I've written a separate post with the details on my "Beloved Box" which you'll find just below! I'm now off to post a challenge with some Pure Innocence Blog candy! Be sure to check this post!

If it is easier for you, this video is also available on YouTube here (the version on YouTube will be larger and easier to see! )

Please note: If you have any questions, be sure to add them to my C-Box on the right hand sidebar! I'm happy to help!

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