Thursday, July 9, 2015

Painting Watercolor Style with Gabrielle {Video Tutorial}

Hi All, Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest layout using Shimmerz Paints!  I find for the past year or so I have found myself obsessed with the look of watercolor paints, I just love the pretty translucence of it.  So for my project today I thought I would take some watercolor paper and Shimmerz Paints and create my own watercolor background design.

These are the Shimmerz Paints products I used on this page (above).  REMEMBER....if you are looking to order some Shimmerz Paints products, just mention my name 'Gabrielle' in the INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT/Seller part of your order and you will receive a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paint product in the color of your choice! :)  You can order your Shimmerz Paints HERE.

As always, I have created a step by step video to show you how this page was made, hope you enjoy!....

Here are a few close-ups of the page to enjoy at your leisure....

I used some new Dusty Attic chipboard designs for this page design (Spring Blossoms #2), first giving them a coat of white Gesso, then applying my translucent color layers.....allowing the colors to lightly bleed into each other as watercolors are apt to do.

I painted the butterflies using a BoBunny Butterfly stamp with a very light ink just to give me the barest outline of the butterfly.  Then wet the wings with plain water and just dabbed in a little color with the Shimmerz paints (Heidi Ho Blue Coloringz, Power to the Purple Creameez, Glorious Day Vibez).  I then added a bit of background stamping with a few of my own stamp designs (Script and chickenwire....these can be found at The Scrapbook Diaries).

I also masked off a section of the background paper behind the photo to create a color block on which I used the Glorious Day Vibez, Chocolate Brownie Coloringz and let some of the Heidi Ho Blue Coloringz run into it so that it seems like the flower is bleeding some of its color onto the background.

I hope you enjoyed today's post and hope you give some of the techniques I employed a try, ....happy crafting! xo

1 comment:

Valia Katzaki said...

Love the watercolor look! Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial Gabrielle!