Watercolor Shadows Technique Video

Creating shadows and highlights isn’t as hard as you may think, and accomplishing a watercolor technique for your cards shouldn’t be left to only professionals… anyone can do it!  In fact I think water coloring is one of the easiest techniques to start with, because what you see as mistakes are actually effects that you WANT in a water colored project.

Here is a quick snap shot of the sample that Stampin’ Up! created in this new technique video they shared last week.

water color shadows and highlights techniques

I know this pic isn’t great… but you get to see a better version of it in the video.  What I think is awesome about this technique is that it doesn’t require a LOT of color to be beautiful and it doesn’t require a ton of expertise either… the darker areas will be along the sides giving you the illusion that the light is coming at the front of the object.

You can see that with a little ink smushed onto the lid of the container and an AQUA PAINTER  you can color to your hearts content.  Remember that one of the tale-tale signs of water color is to leave a little white space…

water color shadows and highlights techniques

The apples are done the same exact way…  Simply adding the most color to the outer edges of the apple images and leaving the area with the most light completely free of ink… remember that this technique should be done with an image that has been stamped in Stazon ink, that will keep the image from becoming muddy as it’s waterproof.

water color shadows and highlights techniques

Of course Stampin’ Up! created an awesome video that shows you exactly how to create this effect, have a look and enjoy!  If you are viewing this post through your inbox, CLICK HERE to view the video on my blog.

I will be posting updates and sneak peeks of upcoming class and event projects in the upcoming days… don’t miss out on being able to create them yourself- come to a class or event if you are local and if not then join me online with any of my online classes.  I would love to get inky with you! LOL!!!!

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  1. Tammy Brady says:

    At your catalog kickoff paaarrtaaayyy!

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