Watercoloring a Loose Hydrangea

 This week Brenda has shared with us this Kristy Rice video doing a hydrangea with a single brush seen here on YouTube. So, after watching the video all the way through ( her request as you watch it) I picked up a scrap of cotton watercolor paper and an angled brush and did this.

 and I decided the bristles were just too short to do the curves so I flipped that sheet over and grabbed a size 16 round brush as that was her other suggestion for a brush to do this with.

So, I thought OK this brush is OK but, the scrap is just too small so I pitched this sheet and grabbed a scrap of Strathmore 400 series paper.

and started over. 

added another layer. and switched to a 1/2" oval wash brush as it has a fine point and a slanted type side to the bristles.

and another layer.

and started dragging some of the paint around under the leaves and flower head as it was just too starkly white around the loose flower so, more paint and more splatters and more water.

I had considered cutting the sheet down to much smaller and then decided to add the black wide frame so that it could break it up a little, found this silly little snarky printed sentiment from the AALL & Create SHARP TONGUES # 4 pack doodled around the edges of that with a black micron pen. and popped the frame ( time for tea wide stitched frame) up on foam pop dots and called it good. the base is an A7 pre made base from paper source. If you'd like to play along with us you can find this challenge here at Splitcoaststampers. Thanks for stopping by.

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