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