Today I am following on from yesterday’s post with watercolouring the Waterfront set. If you missed yesterday’s post and video then be sure to head back a post.
I have another card created in the same way that I had made last week. I shared it on Facebook and Instagram and received lots of comments. I hope you might like it too.
Firstly, I did a search on Pinterest for landscapes to find some inspiration. There is a lot let me tell you. But this image particularly jumped out at me I think because of the colours and it was a little different to the “typical” scenes you might be seeing using the Waterfront set. This is a photo from the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.
So here is the image with the card I created trying to recreate it.
Here is a closer photo for you.
I was pleased with the result but it took some time to create. Like 2 hours!! I won’t share step-by-step but I will point out some tips for you to create your own.
TIPS TO RECREATING THIS CARD
With any of the watercoloured images I have created I start with the right mid-point of the card. For this one I worked around from this edge in a clock wise direction and filled in the centre last.
I used Shimmery White card. I prefer to use that card as it doesn’t have the textured surface that watercolour paper has. You do use the Aquapainter but it’s only a small amount.
The inks I used are Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Crushed Curry and then for the sky and land I also used Soft Sky and Blushing Bride.
For most of the “cave” shape I used only the mountain stamp in the set and twisted and turned it to develop the shape and to fill in the areas of rock. I used the Aquapainter to blend the ink regularly after I stamped. I think this is what took most of the time.
The right hand rock surface looked orange when I looked at it on the Ipad which is why I did it in orange tones but when I looked at the print-out of the scene it looked more red. Oh Well! Artistic interpretation right. 😉
I will show you how I added the edge marks on the rocks down below. I have used this a lot now on different scenes I have done.
For the sky I watercoloured some streaks with the Blushing Bride ink and the Aquapainter and then filled in the rest of the area with the Soft Sky ink. For the centre ground area I watercoloured areas of Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake.
For the trees I inked them up in Crushed Curry and then use the Soft Suede marker to colour the tree trunks and part of the branches.
After I finished it and it dried I wanted to keep the card simple. I wrapped around some Linen Thread and adhered that on to a Crumb Cake base. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I wanted to keep that small so not to cover too much of the image.
Create the edge marks to create depth/shadow
Firstly stamp your mountain image on your card. It will depend on what you are creating as to how they would be positioned. For this one to create the rock wall I stamped the mountain stamp a few times down the side of the card. On the sample below I have just stamped this twice to give you an idea.
Ink up your mountain stamp again on just the tip of the peaks. To do this take your stamp on to the inkpad not the inkpad on to the stamp. Tilt the stamp so just the edge of the stamp will be inked. For this one I inked the tip in Soft Suede.
Position the stamp over your pre-stamped mountain shapes and stamp down. Just the tip will be inked. You will do this several times over your project.
I have done this too when I wanted a grassy edge to a mountain top by stamped the tips in Old Olive.
So what do you think?? I would love your thoughts. If you create one do share with me. I would love to see it.
Hope you are enjoying the projects for Waterfront Week. There is still more to come.
Have a great day,
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