Wednesday 22 April 2015

A twist on the traditional brush stroke

Hello creative friends,

We have around 30 fabulous watercolour cards already linked up for this month's challenge. There is still time to dust out your distress inks / gelato / paints / watercolour pencil, or whatever watercolour medium you fancy and join the fun. I hope you haven't missed out on the fabulous techniques the DT shared this month.

I for one couldn't get enough of paint and decided to experiment a little more:

Acrylic paint + texture paste = thicker brush strokes. I didn't even mix the paint and paste completely. Load a flat brush with the above and just go swipe, swipe, swipe. Acrylic dries pretty quickly, so the colours wont disappear into each other but give a beautiful blended depth.

I got a little more bold after this and mixed paint with sand texture this time. Three big, bold strokes and a little bit of stamping and this card was ready.
Here is a panel without and mediums added : you can see the paint doesn't have much thickness.

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Happy creating, see you all soon!

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  1. Loved this technique Kripa! The brush strokes look so cool and artsy!

  2. A different technique! The brush strokes are really cool!

  3. Cool tectechnique Kripa!!! TFS!!

  4. Love the texture of the brush strokes Kripa!

  5. Such a super cool technique Kripa :) lovin it :)


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