Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Abstract Watercolour Mini Art book...

One of my many passions is creating mini art books. I have created quite a few now and love to look back them to remind myself of the different techniques I used, and sometimes if I need some inspiration. Often as I look back at my art books I am thinking of how I could change what I have done and maybe improve on what I have previously done.

I love abstract art and have created abstract paintings with acrylics but never with watercolour. I wasn't really sure how things would turn out but actually as I experimented I really liked what I was seeing.

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I used my Gansai Tambi watercolours, they are really lovely and creamy. To get this random abstract effect I applied some quite wet paint to an A4 piece of watercolour card and started to drag an old credit card through my work, also adding some black India ink as I went.

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I deliberately left some open space as I knew I wanted to cut up the A4 piece of card afterwards.

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The next photo shows the glimmer of Decoart Champage gold acrylic paint that I added for some highlights.

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And finally to close the book I added some silk sari ribbon and some beads which I threaded onto some black lined thread. There are 2 beads at each end of a piece of thread which I have tied around the ribbon so that the mini book can be opened easily.

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I really enjoyed the whole process and will definitely use watercolour more in my abstract work.

I shall be entering this into the Simon Says Monday challenge which is to create anything but a card. Thank you for stopping by xx


  1. This is stunning and I love the colours you've used...it's just wonderful and such a clever design! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  2. I love the India ink on your art. So cool