Tagged: TUT/Tech Watercolour
August 25, 2022 at 2:09 pm #81651
I used the photo as a background, blurred and lowered the opacity greatly, added a canvas texture. Thought it would make for a nice water colour print, signed and framed, to be wall mounted.August 25, 2022 at 2:43 pm #81653
Here’s a shot of a Red Lionfish that I treated to a watercolor technique. The photo was taken at the Chicago Aquarium by Jackie during her recent vacation. I dressed it up a bit with a mat and frame.August 25, 2022 at 2:49 pm #81654Susan EwartParticipant
Wow! Sue and Ann, beautiful. Sue I love that watercolor background, was it a paper you made. I was looking in textures trying to achieve that with the settings on certain textures but didnt quite get what I wanted. The framing looks great on both of your pieces.August 25, 2022 at 3:24 pm #81657
Thank you Susan. As I said, I used the original photo for the background paper, blurred and lightened it greatly. I used the texture, grain fine. Which comes with PSP. As I said in my butterfly serenity watercolour post, which I posted earlier today, I don’t have all of my resources on this laptop.August 25, 2022 at 3:29 pm #81658
The settings I used for the texture is: size 150, depth 3. Of course it depends on the size of your project. Everything else are default settings.August 25, 2022 at 3:37 pm #81660
Here’s another – all my mats come from PSP Frames and the frames are borders that I buttonize and shadowAugust 26, 2022 at 2:27 pm #81716
A photo I took after a rain. I was in a frame making mood this evening.August 26, 2022 at 6:52 pm #81742
Ann, nice work on the watercolour technique. I use the buttonize tool for many effects, but not on borders. May I suggest you use the cut out tool. Place a very small light shadow on the right and bottom of the inside of the mat to give a little depth. Also, and I don’t know why, but you are missing shadowing on the top inside of the white frame and the outside bottom of the white frame.August 27, 2022 at 2:27 am #81760Susan EwartParticipant
Thank you Sue, for the explanation. Now I understand what you meant about the background layer, it just takes twice (or more) for the words to pernitrate my thick skull. Nice to see you are able to get out to photograph on your time away.
Ann, Buttonize? I saw that and didnt go near it because, well, I thought it turned stuff into a button. hahaha. I really did think that, why else would they call it that? I should’ve just tried it. I like the framed pieces you and Sue do and would like to try it too. But still not quite sure how to go about it. so much to learn and precious little time; retirement cant come fast enough.August 27, 2022 at 3:50 am #81761
Thank you Susan. Although I have taken lots of photos since being home, the photos I’ve used in this challenge are what I took before leaving. We don’t have Pelicans in Wales. Amongst other things you are going to have to learn not only PSP terminology, and names of many tools, but also scrapbooking terminology. Lol. There are 2 masterclasses on framing. Although I have adopted my own varying techniques. Over the years, by request, I have given detailed instructions on how I have created some of my more elaborate frames.
August 27, 2022 at 2:06 pm #81790Sharon MurrayParticipant
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These are all very beautiful. This is a stunning technique. I just threw something together very quickly – I will definitely be working with this technique again!August 27, 2022 at 3:35 pm #81798Corrie KinkelParticipant
Sue, Anne, Mary you all did make very lovely layouts! I love this technique and already used it a couple of times in other projects.August 28, 2022 at 1:08 pm #81862Joyce NeaseParticipant
Sue Thomas, I love your framed picture!August 28, 2022 at 2:11 pm #81866
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