designteamheadshots_debby   Hello! It's Debby  here today for this week's Watch It Wednesday.  

[WIW Video] Gouache on Dark Cardstock with Debby Hughes

Watch below or on our YouTube Channel.   I love the look of paint on dark card and in today's video I'm experimenting for the first time with gouache and how one tube can extend the use of my watercolors to enable me to get the paint on dark card look. wfc-1-wild-and-free-debby-1 I stamped a base of images (sentiment, leaf sprigs and berry stems) from the Wild and Free set in Versamark and white heat embossed. wfc-1-wild-and-free-debby-2 Then using white pigment Ink I stamped the three flowers, leaf and berries. This white pigment ink gave a guide as to where to paint and also a base to help the colors really pop off the dark card. wfc-1-wild-and-free-debby-3 For the paint I mixed Winsor & Newton Permanent White gouache with some of my current watercolors (Daniel Smith quinacridone coral, Winsor & Newton winsor orange red shade, Daler Rowney phthalo turquoise and Winsor & Newton permanent sap green + prussian blue). Using a fine tipped paint brush I painted over the white pigment ink and then used the brush with just white gouache to add a few details and dots to fill in spaces in the design. wfc-1-wild-and-free-debby-4 The painted panels are mounted on a mat of blue card and then on a white card base.


Stamps - Wild & Free