give Thanks Watercolor
Created by Sophia Vida
I bought a block of hot press watercolor paper and wanted to try it out. I saw a demo online where they painted a leaf on cold press and hot press watercolor papers using the same paints. Interestingly enough, the paint on the hot press paper was brighter and bolder than the cold press. Also the texture was different. Cold press paper is a little bumpy. The hot press paper is smooth so the paints don’t get stuck in the ridges and flow more evenly.
I made this painting using maple leaf stencil that I traced with a pencil and painted with Ecoline Watercolor Paints. Once the leaves were dry, I painted the background in a vivid pink.
Next I practiced writing the sentiment on scrap paper until I came up with a design that I liked. Using a Marvy Gold Metallic Calligraphy Pen, I wrote “give Thanks” on bottom. I also outlined the leaves and lettering with a Sakura Micron 01 Pen.
I mixed a little gold metallic paint with floating medium and added a little shading to the leaves. Last I added Stardust Stickles to the painting and Voila! I had a fun Autumn painting with bright cheery colors.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!!
- 7″ x 10″ Arches Watercolor 140lb Hot Press Block
- Ecoline Watercolor Paints
- Marvy Gold Metallic Calligraphy Pen
- Sakura Micron 01 Pen
- Stardust Stickles
- Gold Metallic Paint
- Floating Medium
- Maple Leaf Stencil
- 06 Round Watercolor Brush