Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Garden Birdhouse

Good morning Bloggers! With spring arriving and the songs of birds floating in the air I thought I would post this sample I did last year. I am in South Carolina and we are going to have a beautiful day.  The sun is shinning and the storm passed during the night so everything is freshly watered.  Hope you are able to get outside today and enjoy nature. Have a great day!
Garden Birdhouse

Art Impressions D-3550 Garden Birdhouse 
Art Impressions BB-2061 Small Vine
Art Impressions M-2312  Small Oval
Masquepen (masking fluid)
140# Cold Press watercolor paper
Rubber Cement pick-up eraser
Watercolor brush size 4-6
White plastic Palette

Ink D-3550 Garden Birdhouse using #45.  Pull color from lines using a damp brush.  Using the fine tip of #45 and ruler, draw post.  With damp brush pull color from lines.  Dab on masking fluid to areas where flowers will be placed.  Allow to dry thoroughly.  Mix #15 and water on palette and brush on green "cloud" around birdhouse.  Ink BB-2061 Small Vine using #15.  Stamp around Birdhous and soften with damp brush.  When dry, rub off masking fluid.  Brush in flowers using #20 Magenta and mix with small amount of water and picking up color off of palette.  Mix #43 Brilliant Yellow and brush in yellow centers to flowers.  Brush on color to birdhouse from palette using #20 Magenta and #8 Violet mixed with water.  With fine tip of #45 darken in doorways.  

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