Friday, August 21, 2009

Book Study: Pointillism Technique

Continuing with the Book Study project for NGS using Nancy Curry's book "Textured Effects for Rubber Stamping". This week we are looking at the the section "Monet's Seascape" where Nancy demonstrates a Pointillism technique. Nancy using watercolor crayons on glossy card stock for a fabulous effect.
I don't have watercolor crayons, but do have watercolor pencils. I tried this technique on both watercolor paper (always on the left) and glossy card stock (always on the right). Thickly scribbled on blue in a zigzag pattern.
Used a water brush in a pouncing motion to liquefy the color and attempt to create the look of pointillism.
Scribbled on two shades of green, and repeated steps above.
Continued until the entire surface was done the same way.
Added some more colors and pounced the water brush over the surface to blend the colors.
Decided to go for a bit of glitz. Used the water brush to add some blue Twinkling H2Os.
Made two smaller samples, adding in some purple. Then added green Twinkling H2Os.
With the watercolor paper sample, I stamped a texture stamp with gold Encore ink over the smaller section. Used gold leafing pen to edge the pointillism pieces. Layered onto white linen card with small white piece. Added a metal seahorse. Stamped and embossed a saying in gold.
With the glossy pieces, stamped texture stamp over the larger background using gold Color Box ink. Used gold leafing pen to color edges of both pointillism pieces. Layered onto dark blue card and stamped saying with gold Color Box ink.

4 comments:

Elizabeth Golden said...

Very lovely Carol!

chrissy said...

I think these turned out GREAT!!! Love those color combinations and they are perfect with the sea theme.
Chrissy

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Adrienne Goodenough said...

Gorgeous samples - and I love this technique. I have spent hours or airplanes making backgrounds using the waterbrush and crayons!