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Expressive Florals – Notecard 4

dipped flowers

This is the final exercise in the Intermediate Watercolor Techniques for card makers class.  These are called “dipped flowers” because you load a flat brush with one color and then dip the corner in a heavily pigmented color before laying it down on paper.

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Expressive Florals – Notecard 3b

wetonwetstrathmore

This exercise was done with the same wet on wet technique as the previous card but with a different watercolor paper.  This paper is by Strathmore and while it is the same weight, it has a smaller percentage of cotton than the Arches paper from the other card, so the way it handles the water and the pigment is different.

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Expressive florals – notecard 3a

expressive florals 3a

This exercise was done with the wet on wet technique where you are adding layers of color without letting the paper dry in between.  While you can control certain elements of form, there is a lot you can’t control which makes it an adventure and different every time!

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30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 7

watercolor roses

This is a wet-on-dry technique taught by Jennifer Rzasa in the Watercolor for Card Makers: Intermediate Techniques. Arches hot pressed 14o lb and Daniel Smith watercolors.  I would like to try this again with a bigger brush for a looser feel.