Monday, April 20, 2015
I Love Watercolor Crayons
A couple of weeks ago, the challenge for the Documented Life Project was to use watercolor in your journal. That same weeks a friend at church gave me these wonderful paper napkins.
As always I separated the white backing from the printed images of the napkin. I scribbled Lyra Watercolor crayons on a pallet and added a little water. I used that technique to add orange, yellow and purple to the white layers of napkin and dried them with a heat tool. Next time I will glue the white napkins down and watercolor them on the page because the napkins are way to thin to move when wet.
I used matte medium to glue the yellow and orange pieces of napkin down. Than I glued the printed napkins down from right to left. I had a white spot so I added the purple pieces to the left.
I have several pieces of sticky back paper that I found in a recycle bin at a print shop years ago. I use a piece of that to back the butterfly in the left upper corner because I wanted it to stand off the page. It works great with napkins because you can just lay the napkin right on the sticky part. It is stiff enough that I could bind the wings a little to give it a 3D effect.
After everything was dry and sealed with matte medium I went back over the yellow and the orange with more watercolor crayon. I like how I can pick up color on my water brush straight from the crayon and get a really vibrant color.
To add more texture to the page I used a Crafter's Workshop Stencil and embossing paste to make little lines and then gesso and a piece of plastic mesh window screen as a stencil to make tiny white marks.
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