Friday 19 April 2024

Watercolour painting with Distress Watercolor Pencils on Botanical Collage Tissue Paper

A second project for Country View Challenges on FaceBook and the theme for  April is still Flower Power 

I have created another panel for my Distres Watercolour Pencils (DWPs) Sketchbook.


I used an old Tim Holtz die called 'File Tabs' to cut the top of a piece of white card and adhered a piece of the botanical tissue paper with decoupage matte glue. Using a water brush the images and background were painted with the distress watercolour pencils using both a palette and taking colour direct from the pencils themselves.

I altered the photobooth picture of the lady using the DWPs so that it reflected the colours of the flowers and berries and helped her to look as though she belonged on the  panel. As the surface of the photo was shiny the watercolours didn't want to blend and lay on the surface so I gave it a coat of matte medium first.

The little collage adds interest and completes the panel. It also uses a number of Tim Holtz products.



Tim Holtz - Collage Paper - Botanical

    Water Brush

Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils - Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Villainous Potion, Wilted Violet, White, Abandoned Coral, Fossilised Amber, Evergreen Bough, Lucky Clover, Shaded Lilac, Victorian Velvet

Tim Holtz Photo Booth

Tim Holtz Snippets - Curator, Number Strips, Field Notes

Tim Holtz Paper - Distress Range

Tim Holtz - Remnant Rubs

Matte Medium