Monday, 29 June 2015

Mix It Up Monday: Watercoloured Wetlands

It’s Mix It Up Monday again and time for another colour combination from my In Color charts. This one - Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Soft Sky and Soft Suede - just screamed “beach scene” to me so I thought I’d combine it with a bit of watercolouring. 

I simply squeezed my ink pads to create a pool of ink on the insides of the lids and then added water so that I could paint simple stripes of colour across my watercolour paper. The colours blended together into some semblance of a beach scene (hurrah! That was the plan!) and then I left it in the sunshine to dry, while I dried my ink pad lids thoroughly (this is important - you don’t want to dilute the ink in your pads). 

Next I added the appearance of texture with some bubble wrap; I wrapped this around a clear block and used it as a stamp around the bottom edge of the paper. It came out a bit smooshy - probably because the brand new Tip Top Taupe ink pad was so wet - but I quite liked it. 

I was going for subtle with the Delightful Dijon stripes stamped with Gorgeous Grunge but then I dropped the stamp so subtle went out of the window as I moved into “more is more” territory. 

The goose is stamped twice in Soft Suede; once directly onto the watercolour paper and again on Very Vanilla, cut out and pieced on top so that the tail can overlap the border. Daughter said it needed birds, so I hand drew those with my Tip Top Taupe marker. 

At the edge of the sea - which I admit doesn’t quite come across as the sea; I needed another blue but that wasn’t in the brief - I have dotted my chalk marker to look (a bit) like the waves. 

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