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watercolour technique
« on: May 07, 2011, 09:34:54 AM »
hi all, hope your all well,

i have a question....... i really like the look of the watercolour technique and have never done it before, can anyone point me towards a good tutorial or give me any tips?

thank you muchly in advance x ;D
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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 09:50:26 AM »
Maggie Maggio is the originator of this technique. She talks about it here:
http://maggiemaggio.com/color/?p=220

You can find a link to french blog where there is a free tutorial she gave her permission for on that page - but to cut to the chase, here is that link - all in french but the pictures do the talking!

http://paroledepate.canalblog.com/archives/2007/01/29/3726350.html

When I do this technique, I tend to use tinted translucents as the first, coloured layer.  You can sandwich metal leaf or glitter between the layers too for a cool adaptation.

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 09:57:58 AM »
Silly me I thought that technique actually used water colours, I just checked out the tutorial, your right Emma the photos do the talking!
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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 10:05:17 AM »
The Cernit Number One range is great for this technique too, because all the colours are quite translucent in very thin layers. So they really glow over the white base. Just have to be sure to use the Opaque White rather than the Porcelain white for the base to get the most eye-popping results.

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2011, 10:10:30 AM »
I'm proper confused, so I use transparent over White then both over black then tear pieces off and layer onto a base bead? Where would I put foil? Between the transparent and the White?

Sorry think I'm being a bit thick today!! I'll blame baby brain!!
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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2011, 10:22:18 AM »
Yes

Foils, glitters, metal leaf etc are all optional. But you could put a layer between the white and the transparent top sheet, then if you roll the clay thinner, the foil will crackle a little.

Have an experiment with both and see which you like. Thats the nice thing with a technique like this. You can make up several different sheets in different colours, using different ideas and then tear off bits of each to use in the beads. You don't need to make massive sheets either.

Its a very good technique in regards to the effort to overall satisfaction with results ratio!

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2011, 10:39:49 AM »
ooooo will need to buy some transparent colours now!!!  ;D
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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2011, 10:45:42 AM »
Oh thats brill -  thanks for the link Emma -  gotta try that!!!!

My stash arrived this am by the way -  thanks a lot

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2011, 11:29:15 PM »
I made some 'heart' pendants and beads in an orange watercolour effect a few months ago, I used far to much clay, didn't realise how far it would go, I have loads left. This time I made a smaller red sheet and left out the black layer, look nice, I'll show them when finished

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2011, 08:20:22 AM »
ooooo will need to buy some transparent colours now!!!  ;D

If you have normal translucent clay, you can tint it yourself too don't forget.

I will usuall use either a pinch of coloured clay to tint the trans, or more often some alcohol inks. I just roll the clay into a thick sheet, rub a few drops of ink over with my finger, then fold the sheet and re-roll until all the colour is evenly distributed

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2011, 04:31:23 PM »
Loved the links and thought I would have a go.

My daughter has bagged this bracelet for herself and it's certainly something I will try again.

Thanks for the links and extra info!

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2011, 06:00:53 PM »
The bracelet is really pretty, love the way it morphs through the colours.
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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2011, 06:47:17 PM »
oooh Lizzy Clare Wonderful bracelet, Rainbow jewellery is really in right now

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2011, 07:00:00 PM »
Love the rainbow effect, beautiful  :)
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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2011, 10:24:19 PM »
I love the colours they are Brill x