5 TIPS FOR US­ING WA­TER­COLOUR PAINTS

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Crafter’s Q&a -

1

Keep a paint­brush nearby as you work. Then, if you miss ar­eas of an im­age, you can use the brush to move the ink and wa­ter around and re­pair the im­age while still wet.

2

To cre­ate a three­d­i­men­sional look to your work, use a darker colour to add some sim­ple shad­ing around the edges.

3

Add colour in lay­ers. Al­ways be­gin with the lighter shades, and then add darker colours and shad­ing. When lay­er­ing colour, al­ways make sure one area is com­pletely dry be­fore adding an­other shade, this will pre­vent the colours from bleed­ing into each other.

4

Have a stack of pa­per tow­els to hand and use them to ab­sorb ex­cess liq­uid or paint from your brush.

5

To stamp a wa­ter­colourstyle im­age, stamp the im­age as nor­mal then spritz a fine mist of wa­ter onto the stamp. This will dis­perse the ink be­fore it makes con­tact with the pa­per. Or you can use wa­ter re­ac­tive dyes for fab­u­lous wa­ter­colour ef­fects.

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