Welcome to Watercolor Gems & Jewelry. This is my 4th skillshare class and is at an intermediate/advanced level where we will concentrate heavily on transparencies, layering and extra shine using white ink or acrylic paint. If you are a beginner, please take my first class: Modern Watercolor Techniques for Beginners, as we will be referring to basic techniques throughout this class. On that note, if you want to practice layering with watercolors in a precise way, I recommend you go over the Watercolor Textures warm up activities /texture swatches) and if you want to practice with white ink over watercolor, I highly recommend the white ink exercises in Watercolor and Mixed Media. Remember, you don't need to pay for each class, if you have a skillshare subscription you get complete access to all my classes :) Having said that, if you have taken my other classes you are 100% ready to dive into this shiny class!
I am very excited to share this technique with you and see everyone make it their own! We will start out with extremely simple warm up activities, then practice with a large gemstone, as we progressively work our way up to painting amazing pieces of jewelry.
You do not need to be an expert at drawing, I will teach you tricks for laying out your design if you are not much of a geometry or pencil drawing fan. All you need is the basics of watercolour painting and you are good to go!
Happy to have you here :D
Side note: this class was filmed in my beautiful hometown, Cancún, México!