Monday, May 13, 2013

Watercolor two ways

Remember watercoloring as a kid?
I still love to do it but it may be because I'm such a big kid.
I like watercoloring for two main reasons and here they are...
1. It's cheep!  Especially when you use an old Cryola paint set (YES I use my kids old school supplies)
2. You can get a whole range of looks from just a small amount of colors.

Check out these two cards made with the same watercolor colors.
You can go super bold or really soft.
 Linking these cards to

Get a bold look with your paints by using less water and picking up lots of pigment with your brush.
(May Arts: 1.5inch Chevron Twill and Burlap String, Mama Elephant stamps)
Get a pastel look with your watercoloring by lightly dabbing your wet brush into the paint, then onto a paper towel, then back into the water again.
 (Stencil from Dreamweaver, American Crafts letters)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeeee those watercolors!!!

Laura B. said...

These are awesome Lalo!

Lynnda said...

WOW WEE these are so cool!!! You nailed them...they are beautiful Lalo... hugs...x

kate blue said...

cute! am gonna have to remember this when I finally get around to working on my SMASH book!

Laura said...

Love! Espescially the soft one, remnds me of a card i just made. May have to try this!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Fabulous cards ! You got a company ..I m to0 a big kid still using my school's old water color box !

Cath said...

Hey Lalo! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Rachel W K said...

love your softer card. the colors are beautiful!
-Rachel w k

Shahrul Niza said...

Stunning card!!. LOVE the sweet colors. I LOVE this technique, gives chalk-like look on watercolors ... I must try this :). HUGS.