Doodling with Debby: Watercoloring A Glass Jar

Hi friends! Please join me in welcoming special guest Debby Hughes as our monthly guest on our Doodling with Debby blog series! Read on and enjoy!

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Hello, it’s Debby here and today for my Doodling With Debby series I’m using a couple of the new sets from the Love You Release from Simon Says Stamp and with a glass jar and glass light bulb to colour, I’ll be chatting about how to approach watercolouring glass. 

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It isn’t that often that I paint glass and certainly not for quite some time. I don’t profess to be an expert on watercolouring glass, far from it, but I thought you find it interesting seeing in the video my process and how I slowly worked out a method for painting glass. 

STEP BY STEP HOW TO 

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  • On a piece of Fabriano Extra-White Cold-Pressed watercolour card, stamp the flower bouquet from the You Have My Heart set in Antique Linen Distress Ink. 
  • Follow up with the jar and light bulb from the Light Me Up set by selectively inking the images so that they don’t stamp over the flowers. Alternatively, mask the flowers so that you don’t have to worry about where the other elements stamp. 
  • Tape the watercolour card to a firm surface such as a craft mat, board etc. which will stop it warping when adding lots of water. 
  • Paint with watercolours – I used Daniel Smith paints. Keep in mind the colours and reflections in glass objects. 
  • Extend the flower image by painting leaves in a light tone so that they appear to be behind the main focal point. 
  • Stamp a greeting from the Light Me Up set in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink so that it overlaps the side of the jar. 
  • Splatter with Perfect Pearls, white gouache and left-over paint. 
  • Trim the watercolored piece to be just smaller than a 5 x 7 card. 
  • Foam mount to a card base cut and scored from Neenah Desert Storm card in the sturdy 100lb weight. 
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Well, that’s me for this month. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, you’ll find the video below. Thanks for joining me and I hope to see you next time for Doodling With Debby

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WATCH THE VIDEO

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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Debby for being our guest!

  1. I’m in awe every time I watch you paint. This is beautiful and your amazing talent shines through! I mean every word of this!

  2. Debby your watercolouring is always fabulous.
    I love how you combined the two stamp sets and paint this beauty.
    Thank you so much for the awesome video tutorial, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

  3. I love Debby’s videos and painting style. Always good tips.
    Debby, I bookmarked your site years ago and check it every morning. For some reason, the past 2 weeks it hasn’t been loading.

  4. Debby, your card is beautiful and the video tutorial so helpful for seeing how you created it. Especially appreciated how you did the glass jar reflecting the light. tfs-stay well.

  5. Beautiful water coloring. You make it look so easy. Still haven’t gotten up my courage to try it. I loved your finished card and would be happy receiving that one.

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