In the pre-class exercises we worked on color swatching, color mixing, and transparency vs. opacity in our paints. Very interesting stuff there! In Lesson 1 we actually created a card where we applied our new found knowledge of creating color washes. Interesting and fun stuff!
The instructor, Dawn created a really awesome card by tracing around a pear and dropping color onto it. I didn't have anything like that and the supplies I had on hand were limited so I cut out a design with my Silhouette and traced around it. Two little birdies.
Here's the first one I did with Kuretake Gansai colors:
I used a Lawn Fawn sentiment stamped in Hero Arts Cup o' Joe.
Then I did it again using Winsor and Newton tube paints. Basic red, blue, and yellow that I mixed for a variety of colors.
And voila (!)....they look like birds on a limb! LOL! Very fun to do and pretty easy...but of course, you'll never get exactly the same results twice.
Off to Lesson