Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Splitcoast tutorial: Pencil Shaded Watercolor

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a fun technique from Debby Hughes - Pencil Shaded Watercolor. It's a fun mixed media technique for adding details and depth to a watercolor painting by using regular colored pencils.

I watercolored my bird image on a Inchie Arts Swatch - it's 2" x 4" and I love this size for CAS card layouts. I used QoR paints for watercoloring... so happy to have them OUT to get started on some paintings for fall... it's been too long since I've done anything new!

I added some shading with Derwent Coloursoft pencils (great price on those now, by the way!) - just a little, to add some detail and depth. I didn't have any solvents to use for blending, so I just colored lightly with sharp pencils, and blended with my finger.

The sequins are from Cartwright's - someone shared a link on Splitcoast, and I had to check them out - they have beautiful colors, and great prices too! These are the Moonshine ones - they're colorless, and so pretty.

Stamps I used: Bird Branch, Soft Place, CAC Sunset Sky 

Check out the tutorial - Debby Hughes is amazing! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Dina, what a beautiful card and wonderful coloring! I loved the video Debby did for SCS, and thank you for arranging these. They are so inspiring as are you! I love this sweet bird and the beautiful colors and sentiment! Encouraging card for sure. Hugs, sweet friend!