Thursday, 23 February 2012

Creative Every Day



I had a fun day recently with a new art friend and we decided to have a go at this little tutorial
We started off with some lining paper to try things out first before we got to using our somewhat expensive watercolour printing paper.

Firstly we spritzed our paper very well with water all over then we used sumi ink and a variety of brushes, sticks etc to make lines and wow, see how the ink fuzzied when it met with the water


Then we used circle shapes (the bottom of jars, cellotape dispensers etc) in various places, all the time bearing in mind that this was going to look like a map


Then it was time to add colour!  Jill, in the tutorial recommended we use Twinkling H20s which I think are now rebranded as Cosmic Shimmers but anyhow they are a water colour paint with sparkle.


I only had a few of these paints but it was oh so relaxing just to fill in the spaces with these colours - this one is using the special watercolour paper.  I haven't decided what I shall use this for yet - could be the covers of a book as Jill suggests or a box or something else.  I am down with a fluey cold just now so lots of time to think about it!!
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