Monday, June 20, 2011

watercolor backgrounds

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My latest online class- Watercolor Bliss is well under way and the latest lesson is all about creating backgrounds with simple techniques! For those of you not taking the class, I thought I would share a little peek into what we are creating.

watercolor backgrounds from Alisa Burke on Vimeo.

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26 comments:

Elisabeth Lyngbo Sundell said...

So glad I found this blog :). I will come back. Definitly!

papelhilo-l'araignée said...

waoh ! this is a video worth watching every now and then to keep it in mind for the right moment ! thanks a lot for sharing !

ileen said...

love this--!! you inspire me--gotta make time to paint later today!!

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing I love your videos.

Eschelle said...

that is soo cool i want to try doing this!! That was an awesome video really worth lookin' at thanks for sharing!!

Mags said...

Wow! you're very creative. :) I really enjoy water coloring. You're very talented.

lee said...

wow what a great video and such vibrant colors, would it be cheating to ask what brand name watercolours you use

Aurora said...

Whoa. That was so cool...

Lora Dawn said...

Woo hoo, that was fun!

Ebi said...

I love this video..makes me want to leave all my work and sit down and start water coloring!

Vera said...

hey there alisa! you're amaziiiiiiiing!! thank you for the peek. will there be another online class soon?

Potiron said...

extraordinary video, the time it must have taken to film and edit!!! and the subject makes it look so easy...

thank you for all the time you put into this blog, it's amazing! and very inspiring

happy colorful trails

Kimminita said...

Getting my watercolor out right....NOW!

Mary Sane said...

W O W ! ! !Awesome video. So inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

astr!d said...

alisa, thanks for that video! it was beautiful!!

Cucu said...

That looks so nice! Did something very similiar in my art class in school years ago!


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Ceci said...

Fantastic!! Thanks for the 'video-torial'! I learned a lot in a really short time! Can't wait to get home from work now!

Libby said...

Thanks for sharing! My current favourite background technique is sponging, but I think I'll have to try this out.

Yvonne said...

Yes! You are a total inspiration! I have to go out now with my camera!
Thank you so much!

Laura Lea said...

I went and tried the rubber cement resist, oh it was fantastic! Thanks so much. I had to go to the office supply for school today and well, I picked up a fresher bottle of rubber cement. Mine was a bit less fluid than it could have been being in my drawer for awhile. I used to use it all the time but it's banned from my workplace so I brought it home and forgot about it. Now I have a creative reason for playing with it again. I love rubbing it off and seeing the magic!~ So inspired! Thanks again!

Stacey @ Entropified said...

I could watch that all day.

Jenny Petricek said...

Hi Alisa! Thanks for embedding the video in this post...I'm definitely a visual learner, and while I always love reading about how to carry out a technique, it is just better for me to see someone as they are doing it.

I do have one question...on the first page, when you created the squiggly lines and then painted over them with purple watercolor paint, how did you create the squiggles? Was it a white crayon? A pastel? A marker or pen of some kind? I couldn't get a good look at what you were using, but loved the effect!

Laure said...

So inspiring as always! I've got the same question as Jenny though: what do you use on the first two backgrounds to create those negative space squiggles? It's not rubber cement I think, and I've been looking forever for something like this without knowing what it was called!

Wonderful reading your blog!

BresBaubles said...

I think I am in Love- with your blog. It's beautifully done and super inspiring. I hope I will "man Up" so to speak and start posting my own creativity for the world to see soon. Thank you for the inspiration

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