Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rainbow Color Wash

I have loved rainbows every since I was really young.  I used to collect stickers with rainbows, draw rainbows and even had a few rainbow shirts as a child.  I loved putting all of my things in "Rainbow color order" (as I called it) with the ROYGBIV pattern.  This was how I kept my crayons, markers and pencil crayons in their boxes.  Maybe I was a little bit on the OCD side by it made me happy!

I was really excited to see this Rainbow Color Wash  technique at the Calgary Regional event-the colors were right up my alley! My technique club this month created this card, showcasing this easy but striking technique.

 Here is a quick photo tutorial on how to create it the Rainbow wash look (pictures are from Regionals):

First, choose your markers in the colors you'd like.  These are Real Red, Regal Rose, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, and Rich Razzleberry.
 Using watercolor paper, color thick lines of each color across the top of the page.
Then, using an Aqua painter pen, wet each color and pull a bit of the color down to start the drop effect.

Hold your paper vertically.  Take one a mister bottle and spritz water over the color until it starts to run down the page.
Let the water run off of the bottom and set it aside to dry.
Once it is dry, you can add it to your project.

This is the card that Brian Pilling showed us in Calgary.  It is quick and easy but has such a wow factor with the rainbow.  Don't you love it? 
Try it!  It is really fun!

1 comment:

  1. What a great technique. Thanks for sharing. Love your card.