How to Watercolor Play on Your Journal

Give a new life to a used paper on your journal! Transform it into a new thing entirely, explore, experiment above all have fun!

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How to Watercolor Play on Your Journal
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I practice and I teach customers on my own journal how to use watercolors. This was an experiment with Colorburst and stencils using Orchid and Lime green. Cover it up with clear gesso

I practice and I teach customers on my own journal how to use watercolors. This was an experiment with Colorburst and stencils using Orchid and Lime green. Cover it up with clear gesso

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It will run a bit but you will still have the colors and pattern underneath. If you don't seal it those colors will reactivate again the second they feel moisture.

It will run a bit but you will still have the colors and pattern underneath. If you don't seal it those colors will reactivate again the second they feel moisture.

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Draw a rough sketch with pencil we are having fun here! if you want a portrait you can use a piece of carbon paper and trace over a photo

Draw a rough sketch with pencil we are having fun here! if you want a portrait you can use a piece of carbon paper and trace over a photo

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I'm going with these colors over the purple and green

I'm going with these colors over the purple and green

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I like to water them down on my palette so I can control what goes on the brush

I like to water them down on my palette so I can control what goes on the brush

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I love the contrast using the turquoise gave the eyes. I added a bit of orange to paint her gown  The Fuchsia is on her lips and really watered down on her cheeks

I love the contrast using the turquoise gave the eyes. I added a bit of orange to paint her gown The Fuchsia is on her lips and really watered down on her cheeks

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I diluted more orchid to go over her hair, eyebrows and eyelashes They will get more definition when I add the pen strokes

I diluted more orchid to go over her hair, eyebrows and eyelashes They will get more definition when I add the pen strokes

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This is girl number 2, don't mind our ramblings, LOL, I just wanted you to see how I go over the painting with my pen to define eyes, nose, lips and brows

This is girl number 2, don't mind our ramblings, LOL, I just wanted you to see how I go over the painting with my pen to define eyes, nose, lips and brows

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See the lashes done! I love adding an extra layer of texture I'm using the stencil to highlight several areas and composing an earring in this case

See the lashes done! I love adding an extra layer of texture I'm using the stencil to highlight several areas and composing an earring in this case

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I also defined a patterned fabric on her clothes with the stencil

I also defined a patterned fabric on her clothes with the stencil

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I love finding cool uses for stencils on my faces, this one in particular was very symmetrical and I mirror imaged the stencil for the shadow in her hair by flipping the stencil

I love finding cool uses for stencils on my faces, this one in particular was very symmetrical and I mirror imaged the stencil for the shadow in her hair by flipping the stencil

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See the finished product!this is the left side I prepped with gesso in the beginning

See the finished product!this is the left side I prepped with gesso in the beginning

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See the hair, it gets an arched definition from the stencil, that one is called Viva la Art by TCW I also glues some newsprint to my background

See the hair, it gets an arched definition from the stencil, that one is called Viva la Art by TCW I also glues some newsprint to my background

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It's fun how you can play with an underneath pattern that you used to experiment and turn it into a new thing entirely! More www.milagroscrivera.blogspot.com

It's fun how you can play with an underneath pattern that you used to experiment and turn it into a new thing entirely! More www.milagroscrivera.blogspot.…

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