Tuesday, 14 May 2013

MCC Time to Tangle with Colours - Wk 3

Links: MCC (My Creative Classroom), Marie Browning

tangles: Cadent, Chevron, Cubine, Hypnotic, Jonqual,
Knightsbridge, Neuron, Nzepple, Peaks Border, Screen, Tagh, Tipple  

There was a choice of assignments for the third week's Dual Brush Pen homework so that those who had already taken one of Marie's earlier tangling classes, which I have, could choose to tackle something fresh. So, instead of drawing & colouring another "Flower Garden" (see here), I set to work with the "Falling Leaves" project.  This incorporated watercolour blending, indirect Blender Pen & direct to paper colouring, Glue Pen Resist & haloing techniques as well as layering of complimentary colours to produce muted tones. The latter was a most interesting exercise as all of my leaves started out watercoloured in various greens & ended up as in the photographs once I'd applied the additional reds, pinks, oranges & yellows. The whole piece is about 6½ x 9¾ inches in size using Daler-Rowney Langton 300gsm Hot Pressed Extra Smooth watercolour paper.

close-up of top section

close-up of central section

close-up of bottom section

As I didn't have any suitable dies or die-cuts to draw round I drew myself some leaves freehand. Another option would have been to use real leaves but the leaves in our woodland are soaking wet because of the heavy rainfall we are experiencing at present.

close-up showing  the pinky white spots where the Glue Pen Resist repelled the colouring


Dawn said...

Gorgeous!! Love your leaves!!

jackiescrafts said...

Your leaves are brilliant Paula I love the colour combinations and the aridity of colours you have used

Jackie x

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Dear Paula,

Gorgeous project!
I apologize for repeating myself again but I'm always amazing at your sense of details and humour too ;-)
These tiny insects are so wonderful and the patterns on each leaf is like a tapestry from an exotic country!

Thank You for sharing...fascinating as always!

Sandra said...

Another stunning project from you Paula. Love the Ladybirds!

Aquarius said...

Wow another wonderful piece of homework and great to see the detailed photos showing clesups of the leaves. Amazing effects achieved - almost wish I'd signed up this time too. Love the various 'bugs'

Miranda said...

Hi Paula, like your tangled leaves! Great colouring and the shadow outline is very effective with it! Always enjoys reading your comments but I am sorry that I have not the time to comment often.
warm greetz, Miranda

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful tangled leaves Paula, love your colouring, it's just fabulous! Have a great day, Shirleyx

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is just fantastic! Love the little bugs and the super colours!

GinaA said...

Wonderful artwork Paula, your freehand leaves are glorious and the little bugs give it life. It is full of movement with beautiful colours. This sounds like a great class to do, think I may have a look at the first in the series although at the moment I don't have the time to do much homework. Thanks for sharing.

Alice said...

this turned out great! i love your caterpillars and little lady bugs - so cute!