Flower Magic

Yesterday, I experimented with Ecoline liquid watercolors.  I just love how vibrant these colors are right out of the jar.  It was fun to wet my watercolor paper first and then drop in color with an eye dropper.

I learned some of these techniques from the online class, Flower Magic hosted by Ivy Newport.

I added F&W acrylic ink in gold on top of this flower.  I also added salt over the wet paint but it was extremely slow drying.

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My next flower, I added Inktense pencil by sanding the pencil over the wet paint.  I like the look of the fine granules.

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And my last flower I added Ecoline gold.  It didn’t spread as well as the F&W Acrylic gold ink.  I also added Inktense pencil shavings in two different colors.

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There is little control in this method of painting with an eye dropper.  It definitely felt like flower magic as each flower took shape.

Do you have a favorite color combination?  I hope you share it with me.

Cheers! 🙂

20 responses to “Flower Magic

  1. I love the top one Jill, it glows!

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  2. The first one with the brights, deeper brown and pop of gold. It’s so pretty!

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  3. Jill, these flowers are amazing, your experimentation looks like glorious fun!!

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  4. wow Jill, you got some really cool effects! Love the gold!

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  5. I love these soooo much!!!

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  6. Wow, very cool!! Looks like so much fun. I love the bright colors, all so beautiful!! 🌸💚🌷💜

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  7. Nice experiments, Jill. I think my favourite is the second one.

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  8. These are so cool! I love how much energy and motion they have. Beautiful!! 😍

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  9. I use liquid watercolors almost exclusively…your flowers make good use of them! (K)

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