Happy Leap Year!
Here we are on the last day of the month and that means time for the February edition of The 12 Kits of Occasions! Nancy Penir is our hostess this month and what a treat you are in for. She sent us an amazing kit full of potential for amazing watercolouring. She sent us everything you could need to enter the world of watercolor! Watercolour paint and pencils, brushes, paint cups, rock salt, masking fluid as well as stamps, die cuts and embellishments. I could have made double the cards that I did. So lets get started...
This first card was my favourite because I tried a new to me technique of using salt with watercolouring. What happen is that salt absorbs some of the wet coloured paint off the card base leaves behind splotches depending on where the salt landed. I used both rock salt and regular table salt for two very different results. Using salt on watercolour reacts very different based on intensity of colours, papers used and how wet the paper is when you sprinkle the salt on to it. Rock salt creates large splotches where regular table salt creates more fine or detailed splotches. Very fun to do!
This second card I used the blue and purple watercolour pencils that Nancy provided with
the kit along with a waterbrush. I touched the tip of the pencils with my waterbrush to pick up the pigment and then colored the flowers. When I was done I added table salt only to the blooms. Once it ws dry I removed the salt and then used two shades of green ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers along with my waterbrush again for the leaves.
For this next card I added some gold metallic watercolour from the Gansai Tambi palette. It didn't photograph very well, it looks kind of dirty but very pretty in real life. The photo below this one I took a photo with my iPhone to pick up the shimmer.
My final card was one of those unexpected results. I coloured this with my ZIGs and when I finished the peeled orange I switched to a deeper colour for the unpeeled orange. When I put the colour down on the left the it was very vivid and I needed more water from the waterbrush to dilute it and of course it bled over the line. At first I thought it was heading to the recycle bin but one things with watercolour is that it is very forgiving so by added more and more water I was able to blend it out and actually liked the results. I still have so much to learn.
This is for Day 29 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.com!
Hope over to the 12 Kits blog to see what the rest of the team has for you today and to see who our guest is this month!