Friday, February 15, 2013

Water-color Effects with Bo Bunny's Isabella! Paint Tutorial!!!

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I really love the soft and feminine look of the NEW Bo Bunny Isabella collection, and in keeping with this soft look I thought I would do a water color effect on the page.  Here is a little pictorial step by step in adding the water color design.... 
Step1:  Position your photo where you would like it placed.  Begin by sketching out 4 petal blooms and connect with branches and leaves.  Use a permanent fine tip ink pen....I took a few of my black pens and tested them on some paper to see which would run least when hit with water. 
Step 2:  Water down some white acrylic paint (I used Dusty Attic Navajo White) and fill in the flower petals, try to allow some of the printed paper design underneath to show through.
Step 3:  Water down some pink acrylic paint (I used Dusty Attic 'Dusty Pink paint) and lightly brush onto the flower from the center fading outward. 
Step 4:  Use a chalk ink pad, preferably one that has a pointed tip (I used the Colorbox Charcoal inkpad) and rub around the outer edges of the petals to give a shadow effect and allow the blooms to pop off the page some. 
Here are some close-ups of the finished page.  I simply added some adhesive pearls to the flower centers to finish them.  The larger flower is from Bo Bunny's Daisy (blush) collection, the smaller ones are handmade from Bo Bunny Double Dot Tutu paper using the Spellbinders 'Rose Creations' die cuts (the two smallest die cuts). 
 
Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Isabella (Divine, Savvy), C'est La Vie (Domino-reverse side)
Cardstock: Tutu Double Dot (matting and small blooms)
Brads: Isabella
Blossoms: Daisy (Blush)
Jewel Flourishes: Chocolate Jewels
Stamps: Distressed Textures Stamps
Paper Doily: Small
 
It was really easy to add this unique touch to this layout using a simple black pen and some acrylic paint!  I hope you give it a try!
 
 

30 comments:

Арина-Валерия said...

Wow! Очень интересно и необычно!Very interesting and unusual!

jennifer berkhahn said...

That is a very wonderful technique can't wait to try it out.

morkaren said...

Skøn "frihånds tegning" på dit LO, det giver en fantastisk virkning. knus morkaren.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow!! You make it look so easy! Thanks for a great tutorial - I think this is one I might try. Have a lovely weekend!

Romy said...

This lay-out has totally got me smitten! It is so sweet and beautifully elegant. Your flowers look amazing - I just can't believe how amazingly creative you are :)

Chrissy said...

STUNNING...such a beautiful layout and photo Gabrielle. wonderful colouring technique,the flowers are gorgeous.Love the corner embellishment too.

Luv CHRISSYxx

pattyo said...

Oh, how pretty this is! I love your hand drawn/painted flowers. The are a perfect touch!

Pallavi said...

Awesome idea and your watercolour technique is lovely.Thanks for sharing.

Hilde said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 I realy love this!!!!!!!

Hugs

Bev. said...

I find it so exciting to see a lady with your outstanding talents, displaying those amazing talents Gabi. But perhaps even more amazing, that you are SO willing to share your skills, to both teach and motivate others! Thanks again... out come my paints, and think it is time to make a few more hand-made flowers!
p.s. What little sweeties on your photo!

Sandra said...

Gaby what a gorgeous soft look this technique adds to your layout, I love it.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Pretty awesome technique Gaby...thank you for sharing. Indeed a sweet layout!
Hugs,
Asmah

Margyz Paper Games said...

A really sweet layout and that water colour effect is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing the technique. Definitely a 'must try'. ox Marg

Belle said...

beautiful! I want to try that, so pretty!
Belle

Becky said...

wow, this is just stunning.

Lizzyc said...

Wow you may say simple but I say amazing and so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Peggy said...

This is a fantastic idea; as you say, "simple", but the results are amazing: a perfect soft and shadowed look! Thanks so much for sharing this, Gabi!!!!

Nancy said...

the painted effect here is truly magnificent!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! thanx for sharing your process...you do make it look effortless! I will definitely be giving this a try!!!

Lynne said...

This is just gorgeous!! Love the paint technique you used here!!! Definitely have to try that.

Sue said...

So simple, yet so effective. This technique is beautiful and on your layout so subtle. I must try this. Thanks for sharing with us Gabrielle.

walkiria said...

Me gusta muchísimo como has hecho el dibujo de las flores de cerezo, son preciosas. Te ha quedado un layout precioso. Muchas gracias por el tutorial, besos.

Lise said...

This is just gorgeous!! Love the paint technique you used here!!! I have to try that.

Arline Mellor said...

This is just so stunning! What a fab technique, thanks for sharing x

Tess Ekwall said...

STUNNING!!! Such a beautiful layout and photo, Gabrielle. Wonderful colouring technique. Gorgeous. Hugs Tess.

Aya said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Like all your work, amazing.
hugs Aya

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Michelle said...

Holy cow! Soooo pretty Gabi! You make it look so easy!Thank you for always being so generous with your creative ideas!

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jasmine by design said...

Another inspiring project! Thank you x

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Awesome cards i like great work..
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