Hello and welcome! Does your artwork reflect the season in which you see out your window? I tend to take inspiration from nature in my projects. Today’s project is a watercolor beach scene, although my little family has not yet been to the shore this year. The boys do enjoy putting their toes in the sand and this card reminds me of a sunny day with my precious boys by the shore. This was a great opportunity to get accustomed to the Under the Sea Framelits with the gorgeous seashore themed images.
Watercolor Beach Scene
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measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Watercolor paper scrap for die cuts
Under the Sea Framelits + watercolor wash
Other than using a piece of beautiful DSP, creating a watercolor wash is one of the fastest ways I know of to create interest in a background. I chose Sahara Sand (looks just like sand!) and Coastal Cabana to bring the feel of where the water and sand meet. In creating the area where the water and shore connect, I made sure to not let the colors connect on the paper. The surf creates a white area in real life that can be recreated by allowing the white space to stay intact. The colors soften by adding water to the paper prior to any ink being added to that wet area.
The sand dollars are die cut from a scrap of watercolor paper that I added the same type of watercolor wash to before cutting. After the images were cut free of the watercolor paper, I sponged on a bit of darker crown to give the contours a little more attention. The sea grass is created the same way… wet the paper first, then add the color to one end of the wet area and allow the color to be carried up the area on the water. Kind of like seeing the surf roll in at the shore 🙂
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