06 February 2010

Project Continued

I got my watercolors in the mail yesterday! I hurried home and spread out all my supplies on my desk, then choked! As I mentioned in my last post, I'm not really all that familiar with watercolors, so I froze when it came time to get started. It took me several minutes before I found the nerve to start.Oh, I knew that you take the paint and add water to make juicy color, but when it came to mixing colors, I had no idea what colors were good for that (I know from working with acrylic paints that not all reds, for example, mix the same) -- or even how to begin mixing. Well, I still don't know much about working with watercolors, but I know a little more now. I think I'll be able to approach my new paints with a tad less fear, a bit more confidence.

I do have to confess, though -- I didn't mix all the colors. I did use a few out of the tube, because I just couldn't get the color I was looking for!

Here are the color swatches I've made so far. I still have a few more to make, then it's off to the next step -- journaling on the swatches. That may take a few days, because I'm not thrilled with my own handwriting. I know I'll put this step off!


Alison said...

Good for you, Cindy! It looks like you didn't paint each swatch a consistent blanket of color; did you make patterns or texture on different ones?

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Cindy said...

Yes, Alison! Since I'll be journaling on the swatches, it seems they would be more interesting with some implied texture behind the writing. I can't claim creative genius, though, as I was just following the instructions in the article. To make the texture, I used foam stamps, facial tissue, and table salt.

Jackie Savi-Cannon said...

Is so much fun to experiment with colour and textures..
There is so much one can accomplish..
I am sure each day is that adventure..

For me getting a package in the mail..is fun.

Sandra said...

Ooooh ! You had fun! Wish I could have been there to encourage you along with Watercolors. But you did great and have some Bee-utiful pages! Brings to mind when we had fun playing with tempra paint, making the art class kids some collaging paper.