I have heard so much about these sparkling water colour's and was so happy to use this weeks lesson as an excuse to by a small sample pack to play with.
(This one was about $20 Australian)
Now if you have never used these before, a word or two of advice.
1. Saturate the pot with water. (+ I mean saturate it!) It doesn't behave like normal water colours, you need to soak it + leave it for 10 to 15 minutes + it kinda melts.
2. Give it a good mix + and use heaps of colour on your brush. Think it's too much - I say use more!! ( a bit like cheese on your pasta - more, much more!)
I didn't and my painting, although nice, wasn't popping with amazing colours!
I went for a blue hue to my painting as that was the colour that spoke to me at that time - something about being creative + using my voice. And the subject we painted was flowers - which I chose my very favourite - Lilies.
I really enjoyed this painting lesson + I loved playing with the shimmering H2O's - although hard to see above, they really shimmer on the page (very cool!).
Have you used H2O's? What tips can you share with the rest of us? I would love to hear your stories.
And by the way, have you had a chance to enter this months give away?? It is so super easy + free to join in. I would love it if you popped on over...