Easy Watercolor Peacock in Loose Style for Beginners!

Hi friends! Today we have a real-time loose style watercolor tutorial!

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If you are a beginner to watercolor or you just want to loosen up give it a try following along with this real-time video tutorial


Supplies:

This was fun to paint. Don’t forget to step away from the painting after you salt it. We can often be hasty and not be happy with the way a painting is turning out to our eyes and then we mess with it. Just let it dry and come back with fresh eyes. Especially with a loose style we can think it is a hot mess even when it’s looking good. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Pretty Peacock Stamped Card!

Howdy friends! Today I have a colorful card using lots of fun stamping techniques!

Video!

You can get the stamps I used from Carmen’s Veranda. You can get the Spectrum Aqua Markers at Hallmark Scrapbook (affiliate link, clicking the link and shopping supports me blog and YouTube channel, thanks!)

Other Supplies:

  • glossy photo paper
  • cardstock
  • patterned paper
  • Kaliedacolor (rainbow) ink-pad
  • chalk
  • color duster or brush for inking

I hope you see what fun you can have with your stamps, ink-pads, chalks and markers soon! If you liked this project please share it on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter 🙂 Have a great night and til next time happy crafting!

Pretty as a Peacock

I was attempting another Oriental Stamp Art challenge, this time to use a peacock in a design, and this is what I came up with:

Stamp: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Paper: DCVW, K&Co., Diecut: Download beloe, other: Metallic Thread, hot glue drops

Stamp: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Paper: DCVW, K&Co., Diecut: Download beloe, other: Metallic Thread, hot glue drops

Can you believe out of my thousands of rubber stamps I didn’t have one peacock! It’s true, so I grabbed my sketchbook and drew one! You can get the Flourished Peacock Digital stamp in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop. Here is what the full stamp looks like:

Here is what the full stamp looks like (Low resolution for web viewing)

Here is what the full stamp looks like (Low resolution for web viewing)

It is a 9″x12″300 dpi file so it won’t lose a bit of quality if you crop out just a portion to print like I did on my card. I printed the peacock on teal patterned scrapbook paper and colored it with Caran D’ache watercolor crayons then added a bit of blue metallic tempera paint (I scored an 8 oz bottle of the stuff at the dollar store!) to give it a bit of bling. My hot glue dew drops top off the card. The flourish (download link below) was cut in normal bode from teal paper and with a shadow of 3 from copper cardstock then layered.

Oh yes, I have a freebie for you: the die cut flourish on the card that you can cut with your cricut if you have SCAL software! Here is a tip if you are trying to design something symmetrical in Inkscape. First design one half of the image. copy and paste it that flip it, arrange it and save. Easy Peasy!

Download the flourish SVG here

Be sure to drop by tomorrow to find your digital stamp freebie and to see what the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design Team has been up to, til then happy crafting!

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