Dear Crafty Friends...
A big hello to all of you!! Hope you are enjoying the month of April with loads of watercoloring techniques being shared by the DT members. Today I have a super simple watercolor technique to share with you all.
The Triad Tree - Using Primary Watercolours
These are some of the beautiful results I got by using just 3 primary colors - Yellow, Blue and Red.
The tutorial is really simple, all you need are the watercolors, a round paintbrush, watercolor paper, a mini water spritzer and heat gun!
1. Start by tapping watercolors onto the watercolor paper - Yellow, followed by Blue and finally by Red. I would suggest you all to practice the tapping on waste paper before you finally get a hang of it. You can also control the amount of color by using less/more water and by tapping closer/ far from the paper.
For tapping the paint brush, you can either use your fingers or a wooden spoon/stick. It helps controlling the paint splatters.
3. Use the heat gun to set the colors dry.
4. You can paint the branches and the tree trunk using a darker shade of watercolor.
Voila, you triad tree is almost ready!! All you need to do is add your sentiments and pop it up on a card panel. I have used various sentiments directly on the card / or on a vellum strip.
So, let you imagination run wild in making these simple triad trees! You can also experiment with various colors to get different effects. I was aiming at a spring look and hence the bright colors.
Hope you liked the cards and the quick tutorial. Don't forget that we have a month long challenge which is open upto 30 April 2015! The winner gets to take home some yummy products from Lulupu!