Hey Mixed media Society Member!
I hope you’re having a fab week :) I can’t wait to share a NEW FALL mixed media art project with you! I decided it was time to put our skin tone paintings on hold for a bit, so we could truly embrace the season.
There’s something so fall about a scarecrow isn’t there?
I thought you'd just love creating this watercolor scarecrow painting with me!
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Isn't he adorable?!
I painted him on top of sheet music to mix things up a little. I actually have a book of sheet music that I picked up at my local thrift shop specifically to art in. I’ve upcycled this into an altered book art journal. If you don’t have something like this - don’t worry about it. You can take a field trip yourself to grab your own used book of sheet music, or you can skip it entirely and just work on watercolor paper.
Because sheet music isn’t printed on watercolor paper, and we’ll be using watersoluble art supplies on top, we need to prep our paper with watercolor ground. If you’re not sure how to use watercolor ground - I go over this in-depth in our lesson.
I used my Winsor & Newton watercolor markers to create my scarecrow. You could also use Tombows, straight watercolor, or watercolor pencils. It’s totally up to you.
Here’s everything else I used…
Watercolor Ground by Daniel Smith https://amzn.to/3uciOUn
Absorbent Ground by Golden https://amzn.to/3SvbflO
3 Watercolor pencils in shades of Orange/Brown (mine by Stabilo)
The following watercolor markers by Winsor-Newton https://amzn.to/475bEAa:
Cadmium Orange Hue
Alizarin Crimson Hue
The following watercolor markers by Faber-Castell https://amzn.to/473nzy7:
Dark Chrome Yellow
Green Gold (does NOT look at all green, looks like Yellow Ochre)
Permanent Green Olive
The following watercolor markers by Uni-Posca https://amzn.to/3sgqTqP:
Watercolor Brush No. 1 by Polina Bright
Polina Bright Watercolor Brushes https://www.polinabright.com/karencampbell and use coupon code KARENCAMPBELL to save 10% off your order
👉Ready to Make Your Own Scarecrow? Let’s do it!
Karen Campbell, Mixed Media Artist, Author & Online Art Class Instructor
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