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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Water color brush tip to colored pencil tip

I wanted to share another coloring technique that I learned at the ESCR retreat.  This one was brought to us by Darnell!  She had stamped and printed on watercolor paper for us an assortment of images and we passed them around and picked one.  This is the one I selected:
I tried to get some shading on the balloons and an ombre look on the sentiment.  I found I had a lot more control with the colors doing this method.  I splattered some blue ink after I was done with the image.  I still have a long ways to perfect this way of coloring, but I think this is going to be my go to watercolor technique!
One more card showing this technique of water brush tip to tip of colored pencil:
Thanks for stopping by friends...more techniques to come

Heart Hugs, friends!



9 comments:

  1. Two wonderful cards Colleen and another new technique for me to try! Thank you so much for posting all these great technique...I really am having fun playing with them all! Hope you're having a great weekend my friend! Feels like Summer here with temps in the low 80's...I'm loving it!! Hugs. :0)

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  2. Colleen, I agree with you on having more control with this method. Two great cards and love the depth of colour with the flower :)

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  3. Two more gorgeous cards, Col! You've mastered this technique!

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  4. You rocked this technique, Col! I love how you watercolored that birthday card! You gave it lots of dementia with your shading and ombre coloring. Thank you for the shoutout and for the beautifully colored grateful card! It is even more stunning in person!! A++!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Beautiful and bright, Colleen. Love how colourful it is and your watercoloring is fabulous. I think this will be my go-to watercoloring technique too. For more shading/contrast, I’ve gone in with regular color pencils (not the watercolor ones). xx

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  6. I sure have been enjoying all your retreat cards, Col. You were so creative and productive, my friend. Your birthday card is so colorful and fun. Love your beautifully watercolored with your pencils too. TFS Hugs..

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  7. Wow...both of your cards are simply stunning. Love how you used pencils, you are so talented!

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  8. I love that you are taking what you learned and showing us your techniques! Both cards are wonderful! That is a great way to get more out of pencils, for sure! I tend to shy away from them, but this gives great control.

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  9. These are both wonderful Colleen! Your watercoloring looks amazing. It's been so fun seeing all the techniques you all learned.

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