I have some watercolor blending tips to share with you today – along with a comparison of different blues and yellows in my palette. And a sweet little stamp set from Neat and Tangled! And yes – GASP – there’s glitter on this card! EEEP! lol!
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To make a full background like this, I started with glossy accents on the stars – that will act as a resist, and also add shine to the stars. Let it dry completely before painting.
I wet the entire area first, and once it was evenly wet, I began to add Indanthrone in the area around the moon. Then added the Paynes Blue Gray toward the outer edges. Paint and water “collect” at the edges of a painting, but if you leave the paper cut larger than needed (in this case as a 1/4 sheet it’s 6 x 4.5) then the edges get cut off anyway. Dry outward from the center to keep drying as even as possible.
The Nickel Azo, New Gamboge, and Aussie Red Gold create a moon with different hues in it; the Aussie is more orangey when used in a thicker way. Yellow Ochre is a nice color for simple skin tones.
Last tidbit: I used some really old glitter on the wings, so couldn’t link it – I don’t use it enough to finish a jar before its no longer sold. Ha!
- To The Stars, Neat & Tangled Clear Stamps
- To The Stars, Neat & Tangled Dies
- Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
- Silver Brush Black Velvet Brush, Short Round 12
- Lawn Fawn Ink Pad, Jet Black
- My Daniel Smith Watercolor palette colors
- Arches Cold Press Paper
- Nickel Azo
- New Gamboge
- Aussie Red Gold
- Yellow Ochre
- Burnt Umber
- Cobalt Teal Blue
- Iridescent Electric Blue
- Indanthrone Blue
- Payne’s Blue Gray