Yep, this is the Day! Today I present you my very first video made especially for Studio Calico. It was a challenge! anyway – I hope you will have a lot of fun and will find some practical tips during watching this short movie.
Last weeks I received few e-mails with a question: ‚I love your painted cactus, how I could make something simmilar’. Well – it is really hard for me to explain where to start, etc… That’s why I decided to repeat this painting and record it. I didn’t add my comment to the movie becasue I’m not very good in talking… besides I really hate all of these ‚yyy….’ or ‚so…’ embarrassing breaks. Instead of talking I added my favourite music (for those of you who will be in love with it – this is ‚Breakbot‚) which I usually listen to during my creative process. Step by step I’m showing you how I made this painting (I just want to remind you that the oryginal idea is coming from The Aestate’s print which I used as an inspiration for my own creation).
I was using typical American Crafts white cardstok from ‚More White’ set. I covered it using white gesso (you can also use modelling paste if you have it) to prepare a base under my painting. When the gesso was dry I started recorded the video. You can use any of your watercolour media to get the same effect (watercolur set, gelatos, neocolors II, mists or other liquid watercolours), I was using one of my favourites – Peerless Watercolours from the SC shop. To finished the details I was using white Uni-Ball gel pen and Mister Huey’s White Opaque mist.
During the video you can only watch how I made the painting, I didn’t repeat the whole creative process with the oryginal layout (I think it would be boring showing you once again how to stick the photo and stamp the title… attach the embellishments), anyway – the supplies from the layout are coming from the latest ‚Odyssey‚ kits (‚Penelope‚, ‚Calypso‚ and ‚Laina‚ stamp set), the photo was printed on a vellum. That’s all.
If you will have any questions, please leave a comment below this post or on a message board. I will be happy to dispel your doubts.
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