Sunday, August 16, 2015

Water Color Art Journal Page

Watercolors are one of the easiest and fun ways to art journal. Although it can be intimidating to some people because it seems a lot more complicated than it really is. All you need is some water colors and a water brush. You can use a regular brush and dip it in water but I think using a water brush is easier.  Just try it on a piece of scrap paper and you'll see how fun watercolors can be.

I started my page with no plan or idea, I just knew I wanted to play with watercolors. Try to start with two colors and see how you like the result. Don't mix too many colors or you'll get brown mud. Spread the colors on the page and keep adding texture and interest with stamps and stencils. Make sure to dry each layer.

If you want to add crisp, clear images use tissue paper or scrap paper and glue them down with gel medium. I also added a quote but leaving the page without it is perfectly fine too.

Watercolors require no special skill or knowing how to draw. Start with abstract painting just to get the feel of things and grow from there. It's really fun!

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1 comment:

  1. Einat! I love watching your videos,and watching you make this art journal page prompted me to come to your blog to see if you listed your supplies in this project. I'm particularly interested in the stencil you used here - do you know if it is still available? It's the opposite of most of the ones I have - in that the lines are the part you paint, but in most of my stencils, the lines are the stencil and the paint goes through the other part. I'd like a stencil like this that lets you just paint the lines. Anyway, you are an amazing artist! Thank you for any help you can offer:-)