Watercolor Practice & No Live Tomorrow

Hi friends! I am quickly dashing off this blog post on my way out the door to chaperone a two-day school trip to a music festival. The sun is shining and everyone is in a great mood (I just hope they don’t allow musical interments on the bus!)

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I wanted to let you know that I won’t be able to do the live show tomorrow because I will on the trip but I did want to make sure you had something to work on so I have a watercolor leaf practice video for you. This is quick, if you have 10 or 15 minutes grab your paints and play!

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I hope you take a few minutes to paint today! If you are living somewhere where plants are in bloom and the weather is nice why not go outside and paint from life! It will build your observation skills like nothing else!

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If you feel like you want more in-depth watercolor instruction I invite you to check out my watercolor course Essential Tools and Techniques for Watercolor. It has 5+ hours of video instruction on color mixing, texture effects, washes and three real-time paintings to complete.

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I have also just added a private Facebook group for students to share their work (enrolled students can find a link in the Intro & Supplies module.) If you think you would benefit from this course check it out now because it’s on sale through the month of May for $39 but it goes up to $70 on June 1st. Here are what some student’s have said about the class:

“Absolutely loved this lesson. Great job Lindsay. I hear you say the same things in your videos but it is nice to have all the information about color mixing in one video by itself. Makes much better sense. I don’t feel so overwhelmed. Thanks.” -Emily Knight

“Lindsay, you gave the best demonstration of a controlled wash on the green and red bottles that I’ve ever seen. This has been an “aha” moment for me! Now I’m really practicing controlled washes with success.” -Pricilla M. Ware

“This was such a good lesson on the difference between warm and cool colors and what can be achieved when mixing! I learned a lot. Now to play…” -Terri Honz

“Lindsay this class is FANTASTIC!! It is well paced and includes so many wonderful techniques. :)” -Janet Walsh

I am so grateful for the support and encouragement that I have received for the course so far, it has far exceeded my expectations and I am so grateful to find a place where I can take my time to teach all of the important techniques I think beginners should learn and practice. If you would like to learn more you can check out Essential Tools and Techniques for Watercolor here or enroll today!

If anyone would like a tutorial for the other rose painting I showed in today;s video just let me know in the comments below and I will be happy to post it. I will have a live stream NEXT week:) Wish me luck on chaperoning the school trip and til next time happy crafting!

LIVE: Bee & Blossom Watercolor Tutorial @ 12:30pm ET!

Hi friends! Here is what we painted today in the live stream! Remember the live streams occur on Fridays at 12:30pm Eastern Time, hope to see you next week! The archived video is available in the player below:)

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Here is a color study and 5 minute sketch:

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We will sketch it together during the live stream. Remember if you want to chat live with your artsy friends you will want to watch at 12:30pm Eastern time on YouTube but I will record it and you can watch the reply in the player below anytime:)

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I hope to see you at 12:30pm on YouTube for a fun & Free watercolor painting class! Happy crafting!

Pretty Pink Flower in Watercolor Pencils!

Today I have a fun and easy tutorial!

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Watch the video to see how it is done!

Happy Crafting!

How To Make Burlap Flower Brooches and Barrettes!

This project is so easy you will want to make some for yourself and your friends. It only takes minutes to make these flowers.  You will need Burlap Ribbon, Felt, Hot Glue and a Button, Bottle Cap or other embellishment for the center and any other pretties you would like to add (I used skeleton leaves and glitter!) Watch the video to see how:

If you want to see how I fixed my hair today I have a quick tutorial here. Be sure to visit Papermart to see the lovely burlap ribbons and other goodies they offer. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Fun With Wheel Stamps and More!

Happy sunday folks. Today in most of the US we set our clocks ahead (an extra hour of daylight yea!) and when that happens Spring is sure to come soon! I am very excited because tomorrow I get to pick a winner for a brand new set of ProMarkers so if you have not entered for this awesome prize may sure you do today on the give-away post. Here is a card I made using Promarkers, wheel stamps, chalks, rainbow ink and the freebie digistamp from Thursday’s post, video to follow.

Supplies: Digital Stamp (Lindsay's Stamp Stuff), Rubber Stamps: Pink Persimmion (button), PSX (sentiment), Stamp Wheel (Stampin Up!), Ink: Inkadinkado (clear), Klaidacolor (Rainbow), Color medium: Promarkers and Chalk

Here is a video showing you how to make this…sorry it is so long, I knew it was a mistake when YouTube gave me permission to post videos longer than 10 minutes because I can talk all day!

Ane here is a close up of the card, yes, I know it is loud and bright but aren’t we all sometimes? 

 Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Fleuradidys & Calla Lilies!

Here are a couple more stamps I designed for The Rubber Cafe! I used the Calla Lily Collage and Fleuradidy #1 on this card:

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Paper: K&Co, Cardstock: DCWV, Pencils: Prismacolor

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Paper: K&Co, Cardstock: DCWV, Pencils: Prismacolor

I am so blessed to be able to design for this company, all of the stamps are on high quality deeply etched red rubber. These designs are on E-Z mount foam and they stick like magic to an acrylic block! I save space by storing mine in page protectors in a 3-ring binder. I used my Score-Pal and Scor-Bug to make the stitching oles around the paper panels on the card then used a ruler and pent to draw the stitches, easy peasy!  If you don’t have a score bug you can use a Cutter Bee piercing bug, it is the same thing, just roll it along a groove on the Scor-Pal. To see another project made with my new “rubber” designs available exclusively at The Rubber Cafe click here.

OK that’s enough shameless promotion for one day 😉 Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

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