This is pretty much my favorite quote of all time. In case you can't read it, it says, "Where you invest your love, you invest your life." I feel like it sums up my constant struggle I have with working a full time job and striving towards something I LOVE in my spare time. How's that for deep?
And in absolute caroline-has-five-projects-going-on-at-once fashion, I forgot to photograph my steps. Literally. I took out my camera and everything. But give me a break. Water-coloring is a little time sensitive and it was my first time. But I'm in love.
A little recap: I mixed a touch of black [on a wet brush] with the darkest blue and swished it along the bottom. I kept a small bowl of water next to me so I could constantly clean it. With a clean brush, I went back and got more of the same color but without dipping in the black. I kept going lighter and lighter. A little tip: the less water you add to your chip 'o paint, the darker the color will be. Also, if I got too much of a color [like it was too dark for the area I wanted], I would go over it with a wet brush that didn't have any color.
I know you can see the streaks but that's what I loved about this project. I love all of the imperfections. I'm very happy with it, especially considering this was my first time water-coloring since the second grade. I hope to share more water-coloring projects over time because this was a lot of fun. I found it was very forgiving- which is great for a beginner.