Snowmen Cuteness

It is that time again, for Watercolour Wednesday at Splitcoaststampers. This week it is all about the snowman. We have a video to share with you for these cards, which you can find here.

I did both for this week, I can never pass up the chance to paint a snowman. 

I took a leap of faith and did not draw this first. I went ahead with the watercolour, doing the bottom, then the scarf, the the top. He ended up rather tall though, not quite in the plan, but I still like him.

I painted this snowman with Roman Szmal watercolours. To add the dots and stripes I used Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof white.

I love his little hat, such a nice change from what I have done before. 

My second card is more snowmen cute! For this card I used Daniel Smith watercolours.

This is a 5.5 inch square card using Gina K Design cardstock for my base. The blue is Recollections and the orange I made using the Gina K Design Ivory cardstock and a Copic Marker that matched being YR09, Chinese Orange. 

My square is 4x4 inches, with the matting going up in increments of 1/4 inch. With a pencil I marked the top and sides of Santa's head. When I was ready to paint the night sky I connected the marks with the watercolour. I lightly drew in the carrot nose, and painted with Hansa Yellow then Pyrrol Orange.

Once the nose was dry I proceeded to paint the night sky using Phthalo Blue (red shade). For the cheeks I used Quinacridone Pink. The black I mixed using Prussian Blue, Alizarin Crimson and Payne's Gray.

The splatter is done using Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof white and my No.2 brush. When I removed the tape I did not like the look of the snowman's face where it meets the taped area at the bottom. Back on went the tape and I painted his face with the Bleed Proof White watercolour. Now I am happy, I like the definition.

These did not take long at all to paint, a couple of hours earlier this morning. I think they worked out well and hope you enjoy them as well. Why not paint them yourselves and join us at Splitcoaststampers.

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xoxo, Kia