Monday, April 9, 2012

First Project DONE

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!

TFL! :)