Sunday, 17 February 2019

Happy Hoppy Easter

I've been playing with some bunnies from Lee Holland and have two cards to share using this cutie.  One of them is no-lines and following a question by Tami about whether I add the pale or dark colours first, I also have a mini picture tutorial of the first stages of my water-colouring.

Here's the first of my cards; the no-lines version:

First of all I lightly shade the whole image as the base colour (for bunny, this was Antique Linen):

Then I add the darker colour where I want the shadow and blend it in with a fine damp brush.  I add a little more ink where I want the most shade, but I find that a little goes a long way with these inks. 

The image below is where I've added Brushed Corduroy around the shaded areas, before blending them in.  I don't usually work on this many sections at one time but wanted to show you where I'd add the ink and got a bit carried away!  I snapped the photo then quickly got to work blending it out with mini circular motions using my watercolour brush.

Ausie aNNie also asked what brush I use, and I tend to use the same brush for most of my painting, which is a ProArte Spotter size 2. It's quite a small brush but it works well for me.

I forgot to take some more pics, but I added some more Brushed Corduroy and some Vintage Photo for the darkest parts.  As usual, I got a bit heavy handed with the darker colours so his face looks like he's spent a little too long on the sun lounger, but I love the golden brown of the Brushed Corduroy.

And here's my second card. It's very similar but I decided against the no-lines technique for this one.

Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Snap, same image very different card on my blog today. These are gorgeous

Tami said...

Awww Netty you are the best!! I really appreciate you taking the time to photograph your steps while you paint this adorable bunny, this helps SO MUCH!! And I really appreciate it. I see what I am doing wrong in a couple areas, I need to add less paint, you are right a little goes a long way with the reinkers than tradional watercolors. Also I’m going to switch to an even smaller brush (I was using a #1 and #2 W&N Series 7 brush, I’m going to pull out some of my spotter brushes and give this a go. Thank you again Netty, you’re awesome this helps tremendously! ❤️

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful cards, lovely Image xx

aussie aNNie said...

Another amazing card and just love this cute image. Thank you so much re the info on the brush, muchly appreciated.xx

aussie aNNie said...

Forgot to also thank you for your steps here.x

Fikreta said...

beautiful card!

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