Saturday, September 4, 2010
Watercolor - Spattering
I delved into my box of cards I had that I made with previous Serendipity Stamps to get some more examples. Pulling these out was like getting reacquainted with old friends! With many of these cards, I remember exactly where I was when I made those cards. These two cards actually were published in an article about watercolor. The dandelion stamp was stamped with brown ink rather than black and the pussy willows were stamped using watercolor crayons rather than ink. They are both good examples of spattering. I love spattering with things from nature.
I love the variation of tones you get with the watercolor crayons. With the dandelion, I love the detail you get with Versafine ink. Thus, it is hard to set hard fast rules to tell you when to use which. Often I will try both and see which I like best. Another good thing about watercolor paper is that you can flip it over and use the other side!
I am planning on heading over to Alabama this weekend to see the kids. We aren't all together at once very often any more, so it will be a treat. I just have to get my husband home from his mother's first. She had surgery this week and he is over there in SC seeing to her. Speaking of surgery, my sister also had surgery this week on her rotator cuff. She probably won't be able to read this with her sling, but giving a shout out to Lisa (yeah, the one I gave dogfood to and told her they were fritos...in a fritos bag). No wonder she was so mean to me!
Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend. I probably won't be able to post until I get back, so you have the weekend to practice your water coloring!