Happy Monday, all! So many of you enjoyed my video last week with no-line watercoloring tips and requested additional videos showing the technique in real-time. I’ve been wanting to paint images from Mama Elephant’s Wish Upon a Star stamp set since it came out so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.
(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).
I stamped the image in Antique Linen Distress Ink on hot press watercolor paper. Then I protected the image with liquid masking fluid. While the masking fluid dried, I created a shadow study for the image. I used this shadow study as a guide when I eventually painted the image.
Once the masking fluid was dry, I painted a night sky (including adding stars with a splatter of white gouache). Then I removed the masking fluid.
Different colors of Distress Ink were used for the no-line watercoloring. I referred back to the shadow study multiple times while painting to make sure I was adding enough shadows and contrast.
To finish off the card, I stamped and white heat embossed a greeting from the stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by for today’s video!
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