Thursday, March 16, 2017

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Not So Moody Blues

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a blue project. I love using older images for these challenges occasionally, and this one of Gary's (Rowboat) looked like it wanted to be blue... sort of a stormy, cold day like we've been having this week!

Working on a 4" Art Square from Inchie Arts, I laid down a good bit of water in the sky - it has a pinkish tinge because the brush I picked up still had a little ink in it from another project... oops! Thankfully, it worked for me.

I used Hydrus Payne's Gray liquid watercolor paint, which is so concentrated that less than a drop was plenty for the entire background. I love the way it feathered in the sky - such a cloudy effect. The art squares hold a lot of liquid, so quite a bit of water is needed to get a surface effect like this, and you do have to work a bit more quickly than you would on watercolor paper. The same was true for the salted area in the foreground.

I used a colored pencil to add deeper shading and details where they were needed, and some white acrylic paint to brighten the highlights.

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

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  1. Beautiful card! I have this stamp, and never would have thought to do all pretty! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. I love this, Dina. That stormy sky!! Gorgeous!

  3. Wow, this is so awesome. I love that sky.