Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tips and Techniques

Hi, Debbie here with this months Tips and Technique post.
I am doing a technique that I learned using  a Stabilo All Pencil (I'm using green) and Gesso.

To begin with, draw your image in using a regular pencil.
Then draw over it with your Stabilo All Pencil.  I used a green stabilo all pencil.
Use a size paint brush that will work good for your image.  I used a pretty small tipped brush.
I put some Gesso in a small throw away cup so I would not get the green color in my bigger jar of Gesso.)
After you have done this...use a paint brush to dip in water and then your gesso and paint it all in.
I then wrote out all of the words and a couple of squiggles & a little heart and did the same technique on them.
After this was completely dry - I sprayed Workable Fixatif over it to set it.
I then used yellow watercolor paint to paint the background in.
After it was completely dry, I then went around all of the edges with Gelatos...I used colors Gold and Yellow.

Here is my finished project

Supplies Used:
Watercolor Cardstock
Stabilo All Pencil (I used green)
White Gesso
Paint Brush
Workable Fixatif
Watercolor Paint (for the background)
Gelatos (for the edges - I used Gold & Yellow)

I hope you have enjoyed this technique.
It is a technique that I really enjoy using.  I like the way it looks.


Paula Jennings said...

What a great new technique! Thanks for sharing it with us Deb.

Cara G said...

Great job Debbie. Thanks so much for sharing!!