Hi friends! I don’t want to jink myself but I think my cardmaking dry spell is about to be over. I’m so confident that I have scheduled a live craft-along for tomorrow at 12 noon Eastern time on YouTube. You can join me on YouTube live and chat with me and other crafty friends (and hopefully offer suggestions if I get stuck on a design!)
I was inspired to do the craft-along after receiving a large box of cardmaking and art supplies from Stationary Pal. They have very low prices and a lot of beautiful things and you can save an additional 12% on your order with coupon code LINDSAYWEIRICH (I think if you click on this link the discount will be automatically applied.) the downside to Stationary Pal is their shipping cost which is tough to know until you have added products to your cart. You can calculate shipping before entering your payment info by clicking “calculate shipping” in your cart. I just ran some calculations for shipping to Maine and it was about 1/3 the cost of my order to ship it. Some people said shipping is almost half of the value of their order. I want to mention this so you are not blindsided if you want to order some of these supplies. You can calculate it the saving on the items is worth the shipping cost. I did a quick search on Amazon and found a lot of beautiful vintage ephemera packs. I also wanted to mention that you might have very similar papers, stickers, and ephemera in your stash already so gather that up for the craft along. In the video below I will show you what I ordered and you can round up similar stuff to craft with too!
My Faves of the haul: *use coupon code LINDSAYWEIRICH if the 12% discount doesn’t automatically appear.
Waterbrushes: The .90-cent ones are easy to squeeze and do not leak, a great buy for teachers!
I hope to see you tomorrow on YouTube for a fun craft-along and don’t worry if you can’t make it live because I will post a replay along with photos of the finished cards to my blog so you won’t miss the fun.
I also wanted to mention that tomorrow is the last day of the 40% off Memorial Day sale in my Teachable school. Use coupon code MEMORIAL22 at checkout to save 40% on the class of your choice. That’s all for now, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, and til next time happy crafting!
Hi friends! Today I have a fun and easy watercolor lesson to share. Gather your supplies and let’s paint!
I also wanted to let you know that I am having a Memorial Day sale in my Teachable school. Use coupon code MEMORIAL22 to get 40% off the class of your choice. Click “add coupon” at checkout and paste or type in MEMORIAL22 to get your discount. The offer ends 5/31/22.
Supplies (affiliate links used)
Watercolors (Rosa Gallery) I used colors from the set of 12 but they have other sets with more colors and open stock too.
Don’t forget about the memorial day sale in my teachable school where you can save 40% on any class. If you enjoyed this free lesson you’ll love my Watercolor Flower Workshop (discount link) where I teach you how to paint many different kinds of flowers and how to arrange them in bouquets, wreaths, and swags so you can paint whimsical florals whenever you like! The sale ends on Tuesday the 31st. Use coupon code MEMORIAL22 to get your discount if it doesn’t appear automatically. Happy Crafting!
Hi friends, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. It’s been a pretty gloomy day today and our refrigerator died! Add that to the AC and the dishwasher a couple months ago. But hey, my succulent is still alive! I am looking forward to my daughters’ concert tomorrow (the last of their High School career) and then they have their senior softball game on Monday. This year has gone way too fast! Anyway, that is neither here nor there it’s time for a silly sat chat!
Redactions, retractions, and resources (hey, I think that should be my extra info on every sat chat haha!)
OK, I know there are more famous people than the 3 I mentioned in the video from Maine: E.B. White, The Wyeths, Margeret Chase Smith, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bil Cohen, Dorethia Dix, Judd Nelson, etc you can see them all here. Fun Fact: Martha Stewart summers in Maine too! OK, there are tons of famous people here even former presidents. I retract my video!
A new brush set is coming soon, here is the page for it where you can sign up for a notification when in stock
Hi friends! Yesterday I wanted to paint a still life of the succulent my hubby bought me for mothers day, isn’t this plant lovely? Too bad its days are numbered. When you are an artist who struggles to keep plants alive you tend to paint them as soon as possible LOL!
If you are interested in learning how to use watercolor crayons effectively on their own you might like my Watercolor Crayon Workshop. You will learn how to create eight beautiful paintings step by step while mastering watercolor crayons. Or, if you’d like more long-format mixed media tutorials like this as well as the opportunity to upload your work for feedback you will love Critique Club! for $5 a month you have access to over 80 real-time lessons in a variety of media (plus 2 new tutorials added every month!) as well as monthly creative prompts! Click the link above to learn more about either class! Thanks for painting with me today and til next time happy crafting!
Hi friends! I was preparing some background samples for the Michaels online class I am teaching this Thursday and I decided to dry watercolor on black mat board that I primed with clear Liquitex Gesso. I didn’t know if the gesso would hold the watercolor but I was curious so I applied some Derwent pastel watercolors and Inktense pan paint to it and I loved the effect! You can use black watercolor paper as well but I know many of you have the black matboard and clear gesso from the plum project so I wanted to see if it would be compatible. I think it turned out great and the texture remains so adding colored pencil on top worked great!
I was so excited after making this background that I wanted to draw on it. I filmed the whole drawing process and narrated it in real-time so if you want you can draw with me!
Supplies & Resources (affiliate links used)
Pre-tutorial prep: black matboard primed with clear gesso
I think today’s tutorial is a great warm-up for the live online class on Thursday, May 19th at 8pm ET where we do a totally different technique to draw a different dragonfly and explore lots of time-saving background options. You can join me for this class by enrolling here. The cost is $20 and when you sign up you will be emailed a pattern to print on copy paper and have with you for class. Don’t transfer it before class because we are going to do something different but you want it printed and ready to go. You can see the supply list on the sign-up page but don’t worry if you do not have the exact products I am using, you can substitute for the pencils you like and the black paper you have. You will also be emailed a recording of the class so you can follow along again if you want. The focus of the class is ways to speed up your colored pencil process with special techniques and mixed media. If this sounds interesting I hope to see you there! Happy crafting!
Hi friends! I have some exciting news, although, to be fair it is really future news… what the heck, I’ll tell you now. I am developing a watercolor brush set that will be released in July. The last step of the project is the artwork for the box so I thought it would be fun to record the creation of it to share with you!
You can also find a real-time version of this lesson in Critique Club. For only $5 a month you can enjoy dozens of advanced, real-time narrated art tutorials in a variety of media with 2 new tutorials posted each month. You get a new creative prompt every month and you can even upload your art for feedback from me. You can learn more and see the full list of lessons included in Critique Club here.
Hi friends! I hope you are having a good weekend. It is hot here in Maine and our AC is on the fritz, good thing I like the warm weather. Too bad hubby doesn’t. We have a heat pump and it has always worked great as AC but it is being a crank today! I have been sitting out on the deck painting and sketching today and I love being warm. The weather has been great all week, you have to grab these days when you can! Anyway, I don’t need to type all this, that’s what Sat Chat is for!