Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Digital and Watercolors....Can they be Friends?

Digital images and water colors.  
Can it be done? 
I experimented with this idea and did have a couple of failed attempts. My problem was often too much water. You definitely need a light hand when it comes to the water!  This digital image from Crafty Secrets was printed in a light brown color.  I wanted the lines as a guide nothing more. This image is pretty detailed so keeping the depth and shadows was a bit of a challenge.  I used my Zig Clean Brush Markers.  I love these markers because you can use the fine tip to get into small areas. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I used shades of red, orange, and yellow, with a bit of black to fill in the shadows.  I cut the image using a Circle die from Spellbinders as well as a scalloped die.  The background was done with a stencil and Tim Holtz Inks. I added silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply store and a few sequins to finish it off.  
Created by Michele Kovack
So I guess my answer to the question above is yes.  Digital and water colors can be friends! 
Do you use digital images?  What is your favorite medium to use with them?

4 comments:

TK Watson said...

Lovely card -- congrats on finding out the answer to your question! For me, unfortunately, I collect digital things and then never use them :o(

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful results, I don't use a lot of digital images but usually use markers with them, that seems to be my go to coloring lately

Leslie Miller said...

That is so gorgeous, Michele! Your coloring is divine! I love digis because I can have lots of them for very little expense. Had trouble watercoloring them because I do use a lot of water. I haven't tried watercoloring digis since I changed printers, but I do want to try.

Ruthie said...

Beautiful card. I just love all the special touches you give your cards. I don't use many digis. I'm not to tec suave. Loves, Ruthie