Watercolour Wednesday ~ Strength


It is time for Watercolour Wednesday at Splitcoaststampers. As it is the 5th Wednesday of the month we have a guest designer for the challenge,  Lydia Fiedler, who has been with us previously.

Lydia picked this video of hers for the challenge today which is to add Abstraction with watercolour. I took that to mean drawing colour from the stamp you used to make it appear hand done. I decided to use this new Penny Black stamp for my card. 

To paint my stamp I applied VersaMark embossing ink to the stamp to give the paint something to grip to, otherwise it can be a battle keeping the paint in the places you want it.

Using greens from my Daniel Smith Green palette I picked from left to right Serpentine Genuine, Sap Green, Undersea Green and Diopside Genuine. I made mixtures of heavy watercolour, in other words not a lot of water, and with my brush patted the paint to the stamp, then spritzed the stamp very lightly with water and stamped. 

I then added burnt umber to the tree trunks and followed the same technique, and painted a few of the branches in the trees.

I added the pink floral to a couple of trees so I could have pink below on the lawn. That is the only reason, it could be any colour you pick.

To add the abstraction I applied clean water to lawn area, then added the colours I used on the trees above the space. I then painted in the trunks and ran my partially wet brush across the area to smudge the trunk appearance.

As I did the above the bottom was still wet, which is important to keep everything moving. I dropped in the pink, which is Quinacridone Pink and once again went over the area with zig zag motion.

I then did splatters using Cadmium Yellow and set the piece aside to dry.

Once dry I attached foam tape to the watercolour piece and attached to my Asparagus card, then stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Green Oasis.

I very much enjoy abstract painting and I hope you enjoy this as well.  Thank you for your visit.

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