Sunsets and Sunrises

Happy Write It Wednesday!!

We’ve made it to the middle of the week! Who’s tired of this wacky weather? Talk about some craziness! When I left and made it to the MS Gulf Coast it was super warm around 75-80 degrees. By the time we left Sunday and go home, it’s dropped back down to the 50’s. Despite the wacky weather, while on the MS Gulf Coast, I did get some awesome pictures of the Sunsets and Sunrises! I thought today I would share a few of those pictures and continue showing off my Ecoline Watercoloring skills. Let’s get started…

Sunsets and Sunrises

Things Used:

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  • Ecoline Watercolors
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Photoshop Elements 13

Sunset:

Sunsets and Sunrises -- Visit CraftyJBird.com for more info.. Sunsets and Sunrises -- Visit CraftyJBird.com for more info.. I took these photos Saturday night. Most of my trips down to the MS Gulf Coast I only manage to take photos of the sun rising since we are usually scrapbooking. This trip since we had been gone all day apartment hunting, we made it back to the hotel in time so I went across to the beach to clear my head and take some photos.

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Sunsets and Sunrises -- Visit CraftyJBird.com for more info.. Using my Ecoline Watercolors and Tombow Dual Brush pens, on my Canson Watercolor paper, I wrote out Sunset. This time I used Ecoline Watercolor numbers 201, 361, and 602. The Tombow Dual Brush Pen I used was number 636. As you can see in this video, I dipped the pen first into 602, then 201, and finally 361 to write each letter. To finish the word out, I went backwards on dipping the pen into each watercolor. Doing this gave me a different blending color where it showed up perfectly on top of the photo I took.

Sunrise:

Sunsets and Sunrises -- Visit CraftyJBird.com for more info.. Sunsets and Sunrises -- Visit CraftyJBird.com for more info.. Sunsets and Sunrises -- Visit CraftyJBird.com for more info.. Sunsets and Sunrises -- Visit CraftyJBird.com for more info.. These photos I took Friday morning. Though I always manage to get up early most days, every time I visit the Gulf Coast I manage to get up earlier than usual. I absolutely love getting up and enjoying the sunrise before having to get going for the day. When I lived on the Gulf Coast several years ago, I would always sit on my balcony and enjoy the sunrise before getting ready for classes.

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Sunsets and Sunrises -- Visit CraftyJBird.com for more info.. Writing out Sunrise, I again used my Ecoline Watercolors and Tombow Dual Brush pens, on my Canson Watercolor paper. I also used my Ecoline Watercolor numbers 201, 361, and 602. Though the Tombow Dual Brush Pen I used was number 173. As you can see in this video, I dipped the pen first into 201, then 602, and finally 361 to write each letter. To finish the word out this time, I went repeated the same order on dipping the pen into each watercolor. Doing this gave me a different blending color where it showed up perfectly on top of the photo I took.

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Photoshop Elements 13:

To layer my Sunset and Sunrise watercolors onto my photos, after taking photos of each of them I imported them into my Photoshop Elements program. Using the erase tool, I took away all the white around the words and then I dragged the word onto the photo I wanted to use it on.

There you go, another way to use watercolors and then a way to add them to your photos. Hope you enjoyed!

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