I have three watercolour Diwali cards for you today to celebrate the festive season! The ongoing challenge over at Craftangles this month is ‘Festive projects’
You can find all the Challenge details here
I am particularly proud of these cards, as I tried out a new technique (its new for me at least!) and created a bokeh effect on all the three diwali cards.
The technique is pretty straightforward and I have demonstrated it in the video below.
I watercoloured the background using ‘Red Paprika’ and ‘Moroccon Spice’ liquid watercolours from Craftangles. I did three layers of colour, drying the paper in between each layer. I then used a brush loaded with water to draw circles (large and small) on the background. I kept dabbing it with a rag as I went along. This lifted the colour off the background, leaving a soft bokeh effect. I then added some circles with ‘shooting star’ liquid water colour to create the shine.
Stamps used :Diwali Lanterns
Enjoy the video.
For the second card, I decided to create a scene. So I started by painting a foreground and then the sky. As I did in the previous card, I painted three layers for the blue sky, drying it in between each layer.
I then used a wet brush to draw circles and lift the paint to create a soft bokeh effect.
I stamped and coloured the diyas and stamped a sentiment in the foreground.
You can see my process here
For the third card, I tried something fun!
I watercoloured the background..three layers, drying them in between.
I sprayed some water onto the fireworks stamp from the Diwali diyas stmap set, and stamped it on the watercoloured background. I then dabbed it with a rag to lift the colour. I then made circles with a wet brush and lifted off some more colour, to create a soft background. I then stamped the little fire crackers and the sentiment and coloured them in. Once done, I felt it was too dark. So I used a white gel pen to outline the sentiment and the crackers. I added some silver spots to add some shine.
You can see the entire process here.
I hope you enjoyed these cards and videos. Do let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks so much for stopping by..
Have a nice day!