Happy Friday Canvas Corp Fans.
Fall is in the air! So is our newest Friday with Friends.
This week we have Crew Member Lynda Lindley.
In Lynda’s Words
I thought it would be fun to share with you how wonderful the Tattered Angels ~ Mixed Media Origins Mini Art ~ Pumpkin papers work with Prima Watercolors. For my demonstration, I decided that I would use the double pumpkin image
ABOUT MIXED MEDIA ORIGINS MINI ART
This cloth-like paper is absolutely perfect for mixed media, altered art, card making, scrapbooking, paper crafting and so much more. Printed with permanent black ink, this mini version of the original 12×12 Mixed Media Origins is the perfect size for transforming it your favorite creative way. This awesome paper loves water and wet media so you can give it all you have and it will hold up to your creative endeavors. The collection includes 12 different themes each with 4-6 different styles per theme. Color in the art, color on the art, color around the art, the choice is yours. Lastly, you can even fussy cut the art out as the paper is so strong, making them the perfect embellishments.
Lynda’s supply list:
Canvas Corp Mixed Media Origins Mini Art – Pumpkins
Prima Watercolor paints: Tropicals, Decadent Pies, and The Tropics
Lynda’s Creative Process
I like to use a dropper to add water to my watercolor pans. Then I transfer the individual colors to the mixing areas within each set. I had a general idea of the colors I wanted to use. So, I added water to about five of the orange, yellow, and brown pans to start with. I began with the pumpkin on the right and started building up my colors, remembering to leave some spaces for highlights. The Mixed Media Origins Mini Art papers are perfect for watercoloring as it is thick and almost cloth like in feeling and texture. The watercolor floats on the surface of the paper for a good bit allowing you to move the paint a good bit before it finally starts to dry.
I continued adding colors until I felt I had some good depth to the shape. Next, I moved on to the pumpkin on the left. The process began by layering the lightest color from the right pumpkin onto certain areas of the image. These watercolor paints are amazing for layering of color. When working on a piece like this it is easy to move from one side to the other allowing parts of it to dry a bit before adding more color to the image.
I decided for this pumpkin that I wanted it have a blue and greenish tint to it. So, I added multiple shades of blue and green leaving some highlight areas on this one as well.
The remaining paints I had mixed in the pan, were used to color the leaves and the background behind the pumpkins. I love how they turned out. Finally, I am not sure whether I will try and add this piece to a card front or frame it to sit on my side table in the living room during fall. Regardless, these watercolors really are wonderful to work with and the color stays very vibrant when the image dries. I went back in with some white gouache paint to add some extras little accents on the stems.
Lynda’s Final Creation
I hope you will take a look at the Mixed Media Origins papers and try them with Prima watercolors.
Happy crafting…. Lynda