Watercolor Painting Tutorial, Cricut Bright Pad, Gansai Tambi, DIY State art

Watercolor Painting Tutorial, Cricut Bright Pad, Gansai Tambi, DIY State art


hello friends welcome to another smiling
colors video This is Smitha here today doing some fun watercoloring. I’m going
to be doing a state art I live in Minnesota
so I’m going to water color and I’m going to show you how I did it the watercolors I’m using today are
Gansai Tambi water colors I love these because the colors are really pure
bright there’s not chalky feel to them and they come in such a beautiful
palette of colors I will be using a palette my palette actually is the
insert cover from the watercolor set itself I have some water I have a paint
brush the paint brush I’m using today the Winsor Newton cotman
size 8 round brush I’ve been using this for a while and I really like
this one I also have a pen I have the mono twin permanent marker by tombow
I’ll be doing a little bit of lettering the paper I’m using today comes from
this mixed-media book I’ve already trimmed to size 8 by 10 inches I also
have two print outs today so I’m going to be doing a steady state of Minnesota
so I’ve resized an outline maps to fit my paper and I also have a printable of
mine if you go on my blog you’ll find many free printables of flowers and
illustrations of mine and I printed one of these out and I plan to put my
flowers in the minnesota’s shape so let’s get started so today I’m using a
light pad for tracing and this one is actually the newly released bright
pad by Cricut in full disclosure I did receive this product for free I was sent
to it because I’m on a design team but I decided to make this video because I
enjoyed using it so much and I wanted to share my ideas with you so the video and
ideas are completely mined but when I turn on the light side you’re going to
see it lights up and if you place anything on top of you can see the outline.
so I’m going to be working this way since I have a vertical map I can use
the plus signs over here and increase the brightness so I’m first going to
place my printable flowers here on top of that I have a
Minnesota State snap I also have this banner here I’m just making sure I have
it in the right position on top of that I want to place my mixed media paper and I can see the outline, its not too clear on the video but you can see it pretty clearly. we need some
masking tape to tape my paper in place just so that I know they won’t move
while I’m painting I’m just gonna use a little bit towards the edge and now I’m
going to start painting I play some music so you can enjoy the painting and
stick around to the end where I’ll share more tips okay so now I have a basic shape of
mistake here so I’m just going to remove the flowers I needed the flower mainly for
the banner and I already have some flowers arranged. I’m
pretty happy with that you want to keep the space first and then place my
watercolor paper right on top so now actually when I figure it out if I move my masking tape and taped my outline of the state to the watercolor
paper together and I’m then free to move my work as I please so my hand
I’m not twist my hand and a funny angle instead I just turn the paper so now I’ve taken the print off of the
light pad you can see most of my watercolor has already dried I’ve already tried
lettering what I want to say on the banner so let’s see how this goes okay so I’m going to go ahead I’m not
going to give an outline for the state but I think I’m just going to add some
details to some of the flowers and leaves so now I’ve finished adding the
outline I’ve kind of given some details to each of the flowers I’ve added the
Minnesota here but I want to also add another quote here.
so what I did was I took my paper printout the state outline and
I use my pen and kind of figured out where I want my alphabets to be so let’s
go back to the light pad now let’s place our pen writing and then place our
state on top and here is how it looks when it’s all
finished I’m going to put this in a frame and today the paper I use, this
particular paper is ninety pound and you can see through pretty easily but I also
wanted to show that if you use a heavier paper this is 140 pound paper you can
still see through it and if you need you can increase the brightness a little
more and I’m impressed with this light pad. I’ve never owned a light pad before this
is my first light pad and if you are watercolorist it I’m sure you have a
light pad on your wish list. I think would be wonderful for doing
hand lettering and any kind of watercolor art so I can’t wait to play
around more with this so if you already own a lightbox let me know in the
comments below what do you use it for what other things can I use this for and
here’s a look at my final art piece so that brings us to the end of today’s
video stop by my blog to see more images of this print and more details are all
the supplies that have used click here to subscribe to my youtube channel click
here to visit my website and click here to see a playlist of all of my previous
water coloring videos I hope you have a great day and thank you for stopping by
today

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