Anna-Maria Wolniak here! This is my third Friday meeting with October Afternoon readers. This time I decided to show my dear readers one of the possibilities how to use October Afternoon SPRINKLERS!
One of my favourite techniques is to use them the same way as custom watercolours. Here is a short tutorial with step by step photos how to work with colours to get the watercolour effect on your
Here is my ready project made with OCTOBER AFTERNOON 'SILENT NIGHT' collection and my favourite SPRINKLERS:
First I create a simple composition using two bright pattern papers with some green elements. I added the main focus of this project - christmas trees (the focus suits to the theme of the photo
I chose for this layout). I applied some gesso here and there all over the composition using an old credit card, and I left it until it completely dried up (this is very important information; gesso has to
be completely dry before you start working with Sprinklers or other media).
Now take a brush and put a huge drop of water on the gesso surface. Before it dries, open the Sprinkler bottle and apply the paint using the Sprinkler's applicator or smooth brush. Put the drop of colour into the drop of water...
... work at the same way with other colours of your Sprinklers. Try to mix them a little bit. Avoid using a lot of colours. To start, I recommend you to use different shades of one colour or mix, or just two colours like I did here.
Apply more and more colour untill the effect how you want it. When your painting dries you can add some opaque white splashes–then you will get an effect of snowy weather :)