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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Water colored rose...

Let me preface this post by saying, "I am really awful at water coloring!"  I'm trying to get better, and, in fact, yesterday I watched about 2 hours of videos trying to learn some water coloring tips, tricks and techniques.

I had thought about never sharing this card, but since I made it (and will probably use it), here it is:

I stamped my rose image on water color paper using very light ink so that I could try my hand at line-less painting. I starting by doing a little bit of coloring with my water color pencils, using at least three different colors on both the rose and the leaves. Once that was done I used my water brush to blend (sort of) the colors. After it was dry, I partially fussy cut two of the leaves so that they could hang outside my little frame.

I added some Wink of Stella to my rose blossom, and I was hoping you could see that in an angled shot. I really don't think it's visible, though. The Wink of Stella actually helped to blend my colors a little more and shift some of the focus away from my (very) amateur coloring.

I have a set of crocus stamps that I want to try water coloring for a few Easter cards. We'll see how that goes.

It's a lovely day here today, although not overly warm. I need to go out and run some errands, so I'm looking forward to being out and about with no ice and snow to worry about. It has nearly all melted--hooray!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Wow Cheryl, you are way too modest. Your watercoloring is beautiful. The rose is perfectly shaded. I love how you cut the leaves and put them in front of the frame. Looking forward to seeing your crocus stamps and coloring.

Lynette said...

I think your flower is very pretty, Cheryl! I'm so glad you shared it here. I can't see the second picture, though. Not sure what the problem is.

Glittered Paws said...

OH WOW - great watercoloring - I think it is lovely. Great shading on the rose as well as the leaves. Who ever gets this is going to smile. I can't see your second picture either, may be a blogger thing.
Enjoying the "warmer" weather - 60-70 over the weekend but oh yesterday was blistery and COLD. Spring is coming - just not soon enough.

Patti J said...

I think you’ve done a beautiful job with your watercoloring! This is a lovely card, and will make someone very happy. You are braver than me, as I don’t even try to WC! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Lynne in NI said...

Well you most certainly are not awful at watercoloring and you definitely made a way better job at your no-line colouring than i did! I especially love how you coloured your leaves, they're so realistic x