Hand Lettered Card with Colorful Watercolor Flowers

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– [Voiceover] Hieveryone, Kristina here.

I am hopping on my camera this morning because I was about to watercolor this quote and thought I would go ahead and film it.

I'm gonna walk you through the video, instead of doing a voiceover, just because I think it will be a little bit easier and so you can seeeverything in real time.

So I have this quote or saying I guess.

This is you are amazing and since it wasa prompt for one of the challenges I'm doing at Instagram, I thought kinda soundslike it would be a card, so I'm gonna go ahead make it card sized and then I can send it to a friend.

So I've just penciled on my basic design.

I'm going to be using a light pad to help me transfer this onto some watercolor paper, so I'm gonna go ahead and get my watercolors ready.

I'm going to be using four different colors of Dr.

Ph.

Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor.

I'm using, I think it's Cyclamen, I'm not sure how to say it, Olive Green, Daffodil Yellow and Slate Blue.

All four colors are from the set B that you can buy.

You can buy them in sets of 14 and these are all from the set B.

So I'm gonna go aheadand just shake these up.

You can see kinda settled that color settles in on one side, so you have to shake them up really well, until all of that pigment that settles is mixed right back into the color.

Shake that up.

It's pretty close.

So I'm just gonna do.

You don't have to use very much of this at all.

I'm just going to add probably three drops and that's probably more than enough than I'll need and I'm gonna do that for each of these colors.

Okay.

And because these colorsare very concentrated, I'm gonna go ahead and add some water to these wells and my palette just to get it started.

I have a glass bottle here that I bought on Amazon.

It's just filledwith clean water and it has an eyedropper on it, which is the mainreason why I bought it.

But I'm just gonna add a couple drops of water to each one of these, 'cause the color can be pretty intense on its own and I don't wanna useit quite that strongly.

Okay, so now that my colors are all set up, I'm gonna go ahead and bring in my light pad.

Actually, before I do that, I'm gonna get my paper ready.

Today I'm using some Canson XL Watercolor Paper.

I wouldn't use this watercolor paper if I was doing somethingreally heavy with water, big watercolor wash or I don't know, it's not the world'sfinest watercolor paper, but it's also a really great price, so I found myself using it a lot for lettering projects, just because it's a great price, especially if I'm not sure, you know, if it's going to be a final project or not.

Alright, I cut the watercolor paper to five by seven, so it's larger than this.

I'm not sure if I'm actually going to cut it down to be just a regular A2 card size or not.

I'm gonna bring in my light pad and this is a light pad from Huion.

I'm not sure how to say it, but they are fantastic.

It's rather inexpensive.

It's about $50 on Amazon and it's great because I can see my project through it.

So if I turn out the lights, you can see all of my pencil design through.

Okay.

And now I'm going to bring over my palette, so I can see a littlemore of what I'm doing.

I know it's super dark.

Let me see if I can adda little bit of light, but not too much.

Might be better to have it on this side.

There we go.

So you can see it just a little bit better.

I'm going to be using a water brush.

This is from Pentel.

This is a small Aquash brush and I'm going to be using it for the watercolor today.

Okay, I'm going to do the you are amazing in Slate Blue.

I'm going to go ahead and get that started.

And I just wanna work really carefully as I do all of these thicks and thins.

I'm purposely letting thewatercolor fade out right here, 'cause I want a difference in color, so I'm making sure that I'm not adding more paint to my brush right at this moment, even though it is quite pale.

So that's pale, so I'm gonna add a little color right here.

Okay, so we have the lettering on there.

Now I'm going to work on all of the flowers that are inthe surrounding area.

So to clean off my water brush, I'm just going to squeeze some water out and then scribble onto my paper towel.

The tip of my brush is actually stained, I don't know if you can see that stained, kinda like a purplish-pink, but that doesn't transfer while I'm working.

Okay, so because thewatercolor paper is wet, now it's bowing up a little bit, so I'm going to have to press with my fingertips, I'm going to have to press that down so I can see the design really well.

I don't know how much that is showing on camera, but in order to see my design, I'm going to have topress down a little bit.

I'm gonna start with one of the pinkish-purple colors, making this flower and I've discovered if you want really loose flowers, go ahead and just like don't pay attention too much to the shape, just start adding in blobs and it'll start to look like a flower.

Alright, I'm gonna do a pink one there.

I think I'll do one down here too.

And I might have to bring in more of that color later, but for now, I'm gonna go ahead and add some yellow.

I'll do this flower over here in yellow.

This is a really bright yellow, so I don't know how much it's actually gonna show on camera.

I'm doing the circular berry shapes in the pink color.

Okay.

Now I can bring my lights over, so I can see what I'm working with.

I'll turn that off.

And I'm going to work on some details on top of the flowers.

You can see how bright that yellow is, it's super bright, I love it.

I'm gonna give some of these little berries something to hang on to.

I think I need some yellow over here, so I'm going to add some light yellow berries.

I think that would be nice.

Okay, so I'm gonna let this dry and then I'm gonna come back in and add some of the blue to the flower shapes for some detail work.

Okay, so now that it's dry, I'm going to go ahead and add in some blue centers on flowers.

Okay, so there is myfloral lettering piece.

Hope you guys enjoyed.

I will see you guys in the next video, hopefully sooner rather than later.

The big project I've been working on is going to be finished very soon, so hopefully I will be back to doing regular videos immediately after.

Thanks so much for watching and I'll catch you guys next time.

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