Thursday, May 30, 2019

Bicycle Watercolour

I have my first June Watercolour Weekend post to share today - (it'll be on the Ai blog on June 1st).  It's my first time painting the new-for-2019 #5124 WC Bicycle Set and I've paired it with the #4873 WC Cats Set:
I began by colouring the bicycle with my #N65 Cool Grey Tombow Marker, and stamping it onto my watercolour paper.  I pulled out the colour with a damp #4 brush, leaving more colour where the shadows fall.  I was careful not to colour a portion of the rear tire, leaving a space to stamp my cat with the help of my stamp positioner (also in #N65.) Using the trailing vines from the #5126 WC Foliage Set 4 and my #158 Dark Olive marker, I stamped them several times in the bike's basket without reinking.  With the floral cluster from the #4052 Flower Set, I stamped multiples with #565 Deep Blue in the basket and around the wheels.  From the #5009 WC Mini Flower Set, I used the cluster of tiny flowers, and stamped them into the 2nd basket, using #158 & #565.  Also from the Mini Flower Set, I used the dot cluster in #991 Light Ochre, filling in the basket and around the tires.  I used the tiny foliage stamp with #158 to fill in some greenery, and then used #856 Chinese Red/#158 to add the tall flowers to the basket.  With a damp brush, I dabbed the flowers & greenery, not wanting to lose the definition of the images.
Using the two longer grasses from Foliage Set 4, and the small grass from the #4051 Foliage Set, I added grasses around the tires & cat, and then pulled out the colour with my paintbrush to add a green wash on the ground.  Taking #565 from my palette, I painted in the sky and added shadows to the bike, ground and cat.  I wanted just a touch of colour on the bicycle, so I picked up #515 Light Blue off of my palette and added it to the metal parts.  I used #850 Flesh to add colour directly to the cat's ears.
I die cut my image with a Wonky stitched square die, matted it with dark blue cardstock and adhered it to my base with pop dots.  The final card is 5 3/4" square.  


Dot J Freel said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Allie said...

Very soft and beautiful! I really like how you made these two different cards!


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