The Beauty of Nature is a Blessing

The beauty of Nature is a Blessing!

The beauty of Nature is a Blessing!

I love watching the leaves turn color!  Nature is beauty, very spiritual to me.  My project is my interpetation of the leaves using Niji Pearlescent Watercolors:

Niji/Yasutomo Supplies:

Niji Pearlescent Watercolors

Calligraphy Brush

Permawriter – Black

Nori Paste

Draw the leaves onto your substrate.  You can trace a stencil, or stamp a leaf if need be.  Paint each leaf using the calligraphy brush.  You can also use your waterbrush as well.  I used a pencil to draw the leaves, then outlined with the Permawriter pen and added extra embellishment.  Next, I erased the pencil lines.

Looking at the photo, you can see where the light hits the leaves.  This is represented by the lighter colors and green.  Towards the bottom of the leaves you will find rich copper hues in various shades to show the shadows.

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Lightly shadow to the side of the leaves to show the shadow casted from where they lay.   Splatter colors around to show how the leaf looks on the ground.

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Finish art by using Nori Paste (lightly) to adhere collage paper to cardstock.  Mount your leaf art on top.  Make sure you press from center out when adhering paper so that there are no wrinkles in paper.

The versatility of Niji Watercolors lend themself to all sorts of wonderful applications.  Just add your imagination!!!

Cre8tivelea Yours, Lea

4 thoughts on “The Beauty of Nature is a Blessing

  1. Lea, this project is inspiring! You have beautifully captured the essence of fall and spontaneity of watercolors.

  2. Gorgeous technique, Lea!

  3. Fabulous project! So professional looking.

  4. Thank you all for your comments. It will spur me forward to express my soul more.

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