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Watercolors for Intermediate Level Learners

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PreClassSwatches

Hi all,

This week I am participating in another online card class and decided to share a few of the projects I’m working on. Prior to class starting it was suggested that participants create swatches of owned watercolors to get a feel for the type of opacity they may have. I have multiple mediums I use when it comes to watercolors on my cards but for this class, I’m sticking with mostly my Sakura Koi set and my Holbein Artists’ Gouache set.I created the swatch sheet to mark down which pigments I found to be opaque (o), semi-translucent (st), or translucent (t).

I created the swatch sheet to mark down which pigments I found to be opaque (o), semi-translucent (st), or translucent (t).

 

Next, I created the suggested glazing chart as well. The chart uses 3 pigments (red, blue, and  yellow) to create multiple colors and hues. It’s an excellent exercise in learning the types of colors that you can mix together rather than purchase “premade” as a pigment.

PreclassGlazingChart

With the pre-class suggested exercises complete – I’m ready to dig into the course and learn more about watercolors for cardmakers.