I have had such fun today up in my craft room, escaping from the dismal weather. I wanted to try my hand at water colouring and chose the Yuletide Pasture stamp set as it really lends itself to they technique.
I stamped the Highland Christmas Cow onto Fluid 100 Water Colour paper using Stazon Black Ink and allowed it to dry.
Using one of the new Water Painters that we now stock, I coloured in the cow and his decorations using Cinnamon Cider, Real Red, Just Jade and Soft Suede for his magnificent horns. The easy way to do this is by using an acrylic block to touch the surface of the ink pad. This lifts some ink from the pad and it can be used as a painters pallet to dilute the ink with the water in your brush to achieve the right shade of colour.
The dark parts of the cow were painted first before diluting the brown down a little to adapt it for the shading on his shaggy coat. I need so little of the other colours I simply lifted the ink with the tip of my brush, no need to use the acrylic block.
Here is a list of the supplies that I used.Product List
Do have a go at water colour painting, it is so much fun and very easy. If I can do it so can you. I hadn’t really got a clue and made it up as I went along! I am really pleased with the results, what a gorgeous cow.