Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Butterflies and Watercolor Flowers


I know that I've said, I enjoy tutorials by Diane Antone. I was gifted a coupon for 50% off of the color books on her site. I have enjoyed working on her tutorials for free, but there are 20 hand-drawn design in each book, which has a dedicated playlist on Utube. I downloaded the Summer Hedgerow Coloring Book," and chose the design from the list in the book. I love having these illustrations to choose from on my computer. It was worth $3 to have them any time.


I transferred my chosen illustration onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper (8x10" 140 lb.) using my light pad. I used some Daler Rowney Aquafine Watercolor Ink, a glass dip pen and a water brush. I don't have the supplies mentioned in the tutorial, but the watered down ink worked well with my glass pen and water brush. I did play with what I have on a small 5x7 watercolor paper, which helped me to decide what I would do on the larger size mixed media paper.

I'm very pleased with my work and look forward to doing others in the book.



Chana Malkah said...

This is so pretty! So light and delicate! Thanks for sharing at A Place to Start and thanks for making me smile every time I visit your blog!

Marlene Atkinson said...

A Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Worldwide Crafters and Colourists. Marlene DT

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Lovely card, thanks so much for joining us over at Worldwide Crafters & Colourists this month, we hope to see you back again next time! Good Luck!!
Hugs Donna (DT) xx