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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Watercolor Roses for JUGS #245




http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2014/06/just-us-girls-technique-challenge-245.html



For the first time in over a month, I'm back on the challenges. This week, Just Us GirlS has a challenge based on watercolor technique.

This stamp is from Rubbernecker and it's called Roses in Bloom. It's one of their newest stamps and I find these a little more difficult to work with than their last releases.

The others all had a stamp which had a solid black outline of the picture. I thought it really helped make the image look professional. These are gorgeous but you really have to work with the watercolor to give it definition.

I used all Tim Holtz Distress Inks. This piece took about 3-4 saturations-meaning, I would place water and color, then dry. The roses took four so, while they don't have line based definition, I felt the shading came out pretty decent.

I used Graphic 45 Botanical Tea, some vellum, SU! Thank you, Kindly and two pearls I colored with copics. I really try to keep it basic with watercoloring. It's WAY too easy to distract from the image and take the piece way over the top.

Trust me when I say I'm a MASTER of 'over the top'. heh heh

Challenge is over next Thursday so get to it!!! Click the picture above and join us, why dontcha??

3 comments:

  1. Fabulous flowers!! Love who the red pops against the blue. Thanks for joining us at Just us Girls.

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  2. Your flowers turned out beautifully! They truly look hand painted, so soft and watery. Great job with this technique and thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  3. Love your card! They do look hand painted as Sue said! I think this is perfect and not over done...but I must say I understand your comment about going over board...sometimes I just can't leave well enough alone! LOL Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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