I have officially started my 21 Secrets workshop! I am starting with one of my fave artists out there, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and her "Wonderful Watercolors" workshop! I only have ever used pan watercolours before and in Julie instructions she explains liquid water colours and showed how they are used ... I headed out to Deserres this past weekend and decided to give it a go! I LOVE IT! What a different feel than watercolour crayons!
Anyways, here is the pic of what I made (it started as a practice page and my niece loved it so much that I turned it into a mini piece for her!)
the crystal laquer has not quite dried yet so there is a cloudy look to the letters. Once it dries it'll be entirely clear! So I sketched out some flowers (my fave thing to draw) and went at them with a wack of different bright colours. I used some of the techniques that were explained .. I wicked the watercolours together, toned them in, blended .. etc! Once dried, took some charcoal and fingers smudged the edges. I then took my calig pen nibs and ink and drew some tiny dots to accent the flowers. I hand wrote her name and went over it with black ink, outlining in white! Cut it out and glossed over! I also took a black watercolour crayon around the edges!
Very happy with how it turned out! Have a couple of more things I want to make before I move on to another workshop!