Live Watercolor Paint Party Tonight! 8pm ET

Hi friends! Surprise! I am having a watercolor live stream tonight at 8pm ET on Youtube! Here is a quick rough sketch of what we will be painting.

I was really inspired by the teal blues and bright reds in this scene. Isn’t is unusual and lovely? You can watch the live stream or the replay in the video player below but if you want to chat live be sure to watch at 8pm on the YouTube watch page.


Exciting News!
My new Watercolor Landscape Workshop is now open for Enrollment! Save 50% with coupon code LANDSCAPE50OFF or by clicking one of the special discount links in this newsletter. (Regular price $79, with coupon $39.50) I have been working on this online course for a while. I wanted to break down landscape painting into easy elements that you can learn with confidence and then put them together to create beautiful paintings.
We will work on skies, rocks and different kinds of trees so you can add variety and interest to your landscape with ease!
And then we will paint 4 complete paintings step-by-step and in real time. I’ll take the mystery out of landscape painting so you can paint the beauty of nature with confidence!
This course features over 7 hours of brand new exclusive video tutorials you can’t find anywhere else. In addition to the all-new content you will find in Watercolor Landscape Workshop I have also added an organized archive to over 50 of my past real-time watercolor landscape tutorials so you can find what you want in a flash! You will never lack inspiration when you are in this class!
I hope you see you for the live stream on YouTube tomorrow and if you want to learn more about Watercolor Flower Landscape please click the special discount link to find out more or enroll today! I’d love to see you in class! Use coupon code LANDSCAPE50OFF if the discount doesn’t appear. Offer ends 7/31/19

I’ll see you tonight for the livestream, til ten happy crafting!

Background Stamping Tutorial {video}

It occurred to me that many stampers do not know how to use a stamp positioner. That is a shame, really, because a misplaced stamp can ruin an otherwise good card! I have a video today that will show you how to line up your backgrounds for stamping using a stamp positioner. Don’t worry if you do not have one, I’ll show you how to make one with legos 🙂 Then you can use a piece of plastic packaging or vellum for the imaging sheet, no need to run to the store. I used a stamp positioner to stamp the background panels on this card:

And, yes, you guessed it, it was another challenge from Oriental Stamp Art. Sunday was Hinamatsuri or Girl’s Day in Japan. There is a festival of dolls and on the card I put the lyrics to the song the children sing, here is the English translation:

Let’s light the lanterns
Let’s put peach flowers
Five court musicians are playing flutes and drums
Today is a joyful Doll’s Festival

I found the origami doll pattern here. I was mistaken when I said I found it on the Zakka Life blog but she has lots of good Hinamatsuri ideas too! I think this would be awesome to do for Girl Scout’s Thinking day, well, maybe next year!

On to the video!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a crafty weekend and til next time happy crafting!

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