As I was playing around with Taylored Expressions new Liquid Watercolors, I found a way to create leafy backgrounds for those nature scenes.
I did it with a plastic sandwich bag. If you lightly paint some color on a plastic bag, it beads up - then use the bag to smoosh the color in the area you want on a dry piece of watercolor cardstock. You get leaves!! I did some leaves in Peapod, then I added some Lemon Meringue to another drop of Peapod to get yellower leaves and smooshed that on. Finally I loosely painted a light wash of that yellower green over the tree tops and a light wash of Chocolate Truffle mixed with some Candy Corn to get the ground. (I love that you can mix to get the color you want!). And of course, a watered down wash of Cookie Monster for the sky.
I pulled out some of my all-time favorite nature products from Taylored Expressions to finish up the scene.
I am really looking forward to playing around with an autumn scene using this technique! I love that I can embrace the random look of watercolors in a controlled way!!