Monday, June 29, 2015

Colouring Water

Hello Everyone and welcome back to another Inspire Me Monday Tutorial! These tidbits were shared over on the Copic Oz blog and colouring water is something that I thought everyone could use a little creative advice on. So, today that is what I'm focusing on using this pretty vase of Azaleas by Power Poppy.

To start, I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card.

Next I've laid down a base of Colourless Blender "0", which makes your next colour a bit softer and easier to blend because the paper is 'primed'.

Then I've used B0000 to colour in the water.

I've then flicked in B000 from each side.

I've then used the Colourless Blender again to go over the middle to lighten it up a bit.

To colour the rest of the vase, I've used C1 in the shaded areas at the top and the sides of the vase at the bottom. You can also add a little down the very edges of the vase to help give the illusion of the vase curving.

I've then added C3 to the shading at the top of the vase and a little B0000 as reflected light at the bottom.

To give that translucent effect to your image, add some clear glue over the top of the water!  It will be raised for a little bit until it dries.

(I've only used the light colours on the stems and leaves in the vase and then lightly went over it with the Colourless Blender before adding the glue.)

Colours used for the rest of the image are:
Flowers - RV000, RV52, RV55, RV66
Leaves - G20, G21, G24, G28, E21

Hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial and if you are colouring some water, why not link up your creations in the comments below, we'd love to see what you create!

Happy Colouring!

~ Kathy  :)


CherylQuilts said...

What a beautiful image and coloring, Kathy! I always love your leaves! And I love your water and the shading, along with the shine you've added with the glue! Stunning! Hugs!

Christina Hor said...

OH what an amazing little trick Kathy! I will have to try it out myself. Love the beautiful soft colors on the bloom. One of my favorite colors :) Have a wonderful 1st day of July!