"Now that Dare to Get Dirty is over, I’m feeling supercharged to get out of my comfort zone and try combining water-colouring and doodling, which I gleefully am calling ‘Dipsy Doodle’ !
So get out those paint brushes, aqua painters, sponge daubers or any favorite tool of choice to dip into watercolors and loosely paint onto your panel. Once dried, begin doodling with pens or markers.
Let your fingers do the walking and freehand what ever feels right at the moment; no over thinking it.
Be it abstract, flora/fauna, alpha/numeric or the first thing that pops into your head, create with wild abandon! "
I cut the paper slightly larger than needed so that I could tape it them trim it later.
it is the first time I have used the spraying the back of the paper method and found it perfect for what I was doing. The paper is damp but not over wet which means bleeding and blooming is less likely.
I had to mix some Warm White to the Aqua to get the same shade of Coastal Cabana. You can also see the two mop brushes I used the older bamboo one was my mum-in-laws favourite. She would be chuffed to know I'm using her brushes.
I then added the grassy background of aqua mixed with warm white and a little of the Celadon to create some depth, finally before doing the doodling I flicked some pearl white for highlights.
I'm also submitting this card for the CAS challenge for this week to use hearts. As I said it's a pretty long bow but there are definitely hearts there ...lots of them.
I but the two pieces up against each other and then secure them with some ordinary sticky tape.
The card was fast to do and came together brilliantly. I really do like how it turned out and had so much fun creating it.
I encourage anyone to have a go, you don't have to send your card to anyone that's just an added extra some of us do in the challenge, the challenge is found here;
Hero Art Poly Clear - CL493 Live Life
Mont Mart 300 gms rough tooth watercolour paper
SU A4 208 gms card stock - Gorgeous Grape & Coastal Cabana
Base = 11 cm x 15 cm
Stewart Superior - Memories India Ink Black
Mop brushes #4, Flat brush #8, Round #4, Detailer #5/0.
Copic Multi Liner #0.3
Jo Sonja's paints; Warm White, Aqua, Celadon, Transparent Magenta, Brilliant Violet & Pearl White.
Smooch pearlized Top Coat.
Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard.
X-Press It High Tack Double Sided Tape.
You can see more of my cards in my Splitcoaststampers gallery Link below;