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