The technique you’ll see me demo in today’s MidWeek Muse video is incredibly simple, but produces results that are stunning. The process was shown to me by Margaret Applin during one of our joint work sessions, and I was hooked from the moment I saw her first sample.
Inktense blocks and pencils are the coloring agent, used with our 6″ x 9″ Flora & Fronds Stencil/Mask Combos, to product what I think of as watercolor wildflowers. Add in pen and line work using PITT Pens and just that quickly, your piece is done. The effect is soft and loose, with an overall sketchy look I find quite appealing.
You can create sheets of imagery and use it as a background or cut out the individual elements for journal pages and cards. Or as a layer in a mixed media piece. You can even work on one of our Accordion Books to create a wonderful show piece. I have an upcoming demo where I will be doing just that, and if you scroll to the section under the list of supplies you’ll see a few photos of that sample.
The sky is the limit for this technique, so be sure to give it a try!
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