Monday, July 12, 2010

Watercolours & Scrapbooking!

[Watercolor flower bookmark-beginner]

[pattern for the bookmark]

Lately my 18 year old has been thinking about the good 'ol days when in playschool all he thinks he had to do was have fun painting & coloring. I have been telling him that you are never to old too paint & color!

Here is a fun project for you to have an excuse to get out your paints!

                Fall Scrapbooking Tag
 supplies:- water colour pencils ( or water colors are fine!)
                  -terracotta , pine, marigold
               -tan bristol board
               -3 yellow brads
               -black pigment liner
               -black & gold ribbon
               -butterfly clear embellishment
Scan pattern onto bristol board and then cut it out. Now you are ready to paint. Start with your lightest color - yellow, and start with the petals. If you have the water color pencils you may trace around the petals and then with a paintbrush work the paint into the centre. This will make a 3-D effect. The same can be done with normal watercolors. Next do the same with the terracotta color for the flower centres. Now move on to the pine green for the stems and the leaves always remembering to keep darker on the sides and to gradually get lighter towards the middle. Wherever an object is lower, like a edge of a leaf, it is farther from the light and therefor it will appear darker. Neat! Next,use the pigment liner and outline the flower and the tag! Now you can put in you brads and the ribbon! Great job! I hope you had fun and I would love to see people's interpretations of this. Make such to email me!

        I still have a couple copies of the Canadian Scrapbooker new fantastic Summer edition to give away! So email if you would like a copy!

                                       Keep on Scrappin'

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