Monday, August 20, 2007

Watercolor Experiment


Today I came across the "Inspire Me Thursday" challenge, which was watercolors, so I did this experimental project. (I don't know if these Thursday challenges have to be created on Thursdays, but I did it anyway!)
I used heavy watercolor paper (I think it was 140 lb.). First, I drew the design with a clear Sakura Glaze pen, which was kind of hard to do, since I could see what I was drawing with the clear ink! After the design was dry, I colored the paper with watercolor pencils and went over the whole thing with a wet brush. While still damp, I drew around the designs with a brown w/c pencil, to make them stand out more, went over with a wet brush again. What I wanted to know was would the Glaze pen work as a resist, and the answer was yes! Glaze pens come in a variety of colors, and they dry clear and shiny, almost like embossing. Well, I challenged myself, I found out something, and it was fun! Thanks, IMT!

9 comments:

Fledgling Poet said...

I love this picture...beautiful colors. And it's good to know that Glaze pens can be used as a resist! Not that I own one now, but it sure is a good excuse to go in search of one...:~)

Patricia J. Mosca said...

Great looking experiment!! I don't own a glaze pen either, but would be willing to try one...Hummm..will have to go shopping!!

carla said...

This turned out so pretty! It sounds like a fun technique, and the results are really nice!

Deb G said...

Such a happy thing...and something I want to experiment with too :)

Cheryl said...

This is great! I love your use of the pen as a resist. I didn't even know about glaze pens, but now I'll have to find one!

Julia said...

What a beautiful pastel colors !

Royce Addington: said...

Your post is WONDERFUL! As I looked at it, all I could think of was the Beatles song,"Love is all 'ya need" and how this should be an album cover for someone!

I know next to nothing about watercolor supplies so your description of tools and materials was great! Thanks.

Valaine said...

Beautiful colors! This reminds me of when I was a little girl and loved Rainbow Brite :)

Laura Scarlett said...

Very pretty and gentle image. I like the effect.