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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2011, 11:33:25 PM »
Great rainbow effect  :)

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2011, 04:24:14 PM »
I'm in love!!!!! That bracelet is the most beautiful thing I've seen in a loooong time Lizzy Clare! Really inspired me! Have you used elastic thread?

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2011, 08:51:38 PM »
Glad you like it - I enjoyed making it and will do some more.

It is now threaded on elastic thread ( it wasn't when I took the photo). There are two holes through each bead.

Trouble is I ran out of black clay so need to get some more now!

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2011, 10:38:00 PM »
That is simply stunning!!!!!!!!

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2011, 09:07:43 PM »
carrie - nuts but not a nutter!!

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2011, 10:05:12 PM »
Good work Carrie.
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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2011, 10:35:35 PM »
Those are beautiful - I have been having my first go at this technique too. I must take some photos and put them here. Did you varnish yours at all? I have just used renaissance wax on mine  :)
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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2011, 11:13:11 PM »
my first attempt at watercolour http://www.flickr.com/photos/61244368@N02/5750407035/
These are fab! can someone explain how to do it I'm a bit lost on this one,I know its slightly explained in the beguining of this thread :-[ Do you make a square stack, black then white then coloured trans then thin it in the pasta machine and then tear bits of and stick on a light base bead??

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2011, 11:20:45 PM »
basically yes Karen,
Layer one (bottom) thick black
Layer two thick white
Layer three thin colour or coloured trans
run it all through the pasta machine getting thinner with each run through until quite thin although not the thinnest.
The coloured sheet will go all washed out and thin but still bright as the white underneath makes the colour stand out.
The tear off tiny pieces, I find I have to tear downwards to get the edges of the white and black to show.
Add these pieces to a base bead

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2011, 06:45:14 AM »
my first attempt at watercolour http://www.flickr.com/photos/61244368@N02/5750407035/
These are fab! can someone explain how to do it I'm a bit lost on this one,I know its slightly explained in the beguining of this thread :-[ Do you make a square stack, black then white then coloured trans then thin it in the pasta machine and then tear bits of and stick on a light base bead??

Karen - check the links in my reply to the original post on page one. It's the second post of this thread and contains some links with photos / step-by-steps.

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2011, 05:40:39 PM »
Thanks nan for that informative description , can't wait to give it a go . I need a holiday to get to play with all these techniques !

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2011, 09:15:00 AM »
I'm just reading this section for the first time.  Your bracelet is absolutely gorgeous LizzyClare.  This is definatly a technique I want to try.  :)

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2011, 07:54:14 PM »
What a fabulous bracelet, LizzyClare!!    :P

Love the beads too, Carrie! Great colour  8)

(Sorry to be a Carrie too...most confusing for everyone...could change it to Caroline if you like?)

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Re: watercolour technique
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2011, 09:56:59 PM »
Thank you for the lovely comments on my bracelet.

I have been making some more and will post some pictures. Some with silver leaf which is quite effective.

Tried to do some with glitter white rather than "normal" white. Wouldn't recomment it. The glitter white is not as dense and the beads appeared a lot darker with spots where the glitter bits were. Again will try and post some pictures tomorrow.