How to create bookmarks and calenders
What you need:You will find the lists of materials in the following descriptions.
List of materials
japanese silk, natural colour, pencil, graphite transfer paper, eraser, ruler (metal if possible), craft knife or scalpel, scissors, adhesive tape, glue, lantern sheet, Art Grip Aquarelle 125, 133, 167, 172, Pitt Artist Pen Brush 272, 125, 174
Lay graphite paper, dark side down, underneath the template sheet. Trace the lines on the template sheet. After the first few lines, lift graphite paper to check that the lines have been transferred.
Remove template sheet. Using Pitt Artist Pen Brush 272, paint in the "Orchid" lettering, then erase the pencil lines with the eraser.
Colour in the petals of the orchid with Art Grip Aquarelle 125 and 133. Colour in the leaves and stems using Art Grip Aquarelle 172 and 167.
Using Pitt Artist Pen 125, draw the contours of the orchid and then accentuate the leaves and stalk with Pitt Artist Pen 174.
Poppy on stretcher frame
List of materials
stretcher frame, square, pencil, graphite transfer paper, eraser or kneadable rubber, adhesive tape, paintbrush size 10-12 (if possible, Aquarelle paintbrush), Art Grip Aquarelle 109, 115, 118, 119, 121, 125, 133, 134, 141, 154, Pitt Artist Pen Brush black
Lay graphite paper, dark side down, underneath the template sheet. Trace the lines on the template sheet. After the first few lines, lift graphite paper to check that the lines have been transferred. The lines should only be faint, so that they do not show through when they are subsequently coloured. Use the eraser or kneadable rubber to lighten the lines where necessary after tracing.
Remove template. Trace the contours with Art Grip Aquarelle 118. These lines will dissolve later when a water wash is applied.
When applying areas of colour with Art Grip Aquarelle, it its recommended that a sheet of paper is placed under your hand to prevent smudging of the colours Colour in the petals one by one with Art Grip Aquarelle, using Art Grip Aquarelle 118 as the base tone. Apply Art Grip Aquarelle to the areas specified with numbers, making sure that the colour is applied more intensively towards the centre of the flower. Partially overlapping the colours creates lively mixtures of colours when the water is subsequently brushed on.TIP: Test the colour mixtures and intensity on a separate sheet of watercolour paper beforehand!
When applying the wash, make sure that you use sufficient water. As a rule of thumb: the larger the area, the more water is required to dissolve the pigments. When applying the wash, always start with the light colours and work towards the darker colours.
It is recommended that adjacent petals are not washed at the same time, as otherwise the colours may bleed into one another. So work on the petals alternately, in order to maintain clear outlines.
Using Pitt Artist Pen brush black, paint the stamens in the centre of the flower.
TIP: Create a picture for a blank calendar on watercolour paper using these instructions! Pick out flowers that can be created in a similar way with Art Grip Aquarelle and fill up the pages of your calendar in this way.