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Monday, 4 August 2014

playing with brushos

Ever since that Eileen Godwin has introduced us to brushos I had to get some. i have been playing trying to replicate some sort of effect that comes remotely close to what she does.
So far my efforts have been in vain. A couple of days ago I was playing again and got 2 backgrounds that i really liked.
Actually while the piece I was working on was still very wet i covered it with another piece of watercolour paper and burnished it. When i pulled them apart I had 2 backgrounds. At first I wasn't sure but then as I looked at them some more I started to see a landscape in one a and bottom of the ocean in another.


I'm sure it is very obvious which background this is. In my head I could see Ryn's stamps on it and so i got them out and started to build the picture.
I stamped kelp first in fern and olive green archival ink. Then i stamped fish in Cobalt archival ink. The coral was stamped in plum archival. 
Finally i stamped the rising bubbles in black archival.


I decided to bleach some colour out of the foremost bubbles to add depth. This i simply did by adding water to bubbles and blotting with kitchen towel. Then i added highlights with a white pen. Lastly i added glossy accents to make bubbles more realistic.


Once I'd finished it i thought i didn't really like the end piece so i cut it off. However it later grew on me so i decided to use it. 
Some matting and layering and voila.


As usual I hope you like my offering, Theresa xx

13 comments:

  1. Stunning effect xx Zoe xx

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  2. That is gorgeous, I love the colours.

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  3. Theresa... what can I say.. just flippin fantastic! .. Brusho's rock and so do you !
    Thank you for the mention.. kind of you
    Eileen xxx

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    1. well it's your fault ..... ehrm it's because i saw your awesome work and i had to try them out. you're welcome xx

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  4. Gorgeous Theresa....... Hugs P xxxx

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  5. Stunning Theresa!!! Absolutely love it. Xxxx

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  6. Fabulous Theresa, love the scene you have created!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. Fab artwork Theresa, love this xx

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  8. WOW!!! This is lovely Theresa! You used all of the stamps so beautifully and I love the colours in this! Thanks so much for sharing it with me :D Please feel free to add it to this month's Customer Creation Draw: http://www.designsbyryn.blogspot.ca/2014/08/august-customer-creation-draw.html

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    1. thanks Ryn. it's a pleasure to work with your stamps. i have added it to gallery xx

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  9. oh wow - what a great Scene and fantastic colours!

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