Hi friends! I made and sent this batch of cheerful cards last week and by now they should all be to the recipients so I can share them with you! I have been missing my friends and family terribly these past 3 weeks in isolation so I sent them cards.
This is a “Use what you have!” card. Use mine as an example and raid your stash for similar products, it’s kinda like cleaning the fridge or making chili for dinner. It will be more special because it is personal! Let’s create!
Hi friends! Today’s project has a fun, modern and stylized look! If you have never done a line & wash before this would be a fun project to try. All you need is a waterproof pen and watercolors!
Watch the video to see how!
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Hi friends! As you might have realized I like to paint poppies and there were some beautiful ones growing on Monhegan Island when I was out there last week. Here is one I painted from a flower in someone’s garden.
Watch the video for a step by step tutorial and paint along!
If you enjoyed this free painting tutorial please check out my Essential Tools & Techniques for Watercolor Course. It gives you the basics on the tools and supplies as well as foundational techniques so you can create stunning watercolors no matter what subject you choose to paint! From color mixing and holding a brush to creating 3 stunning paintings this class gives you the information you need with no filler boiled down to 5 hours of lessons you can complete at your own pace and you can keep the class for life! I hope to see you in class:)
Watercolor paint in colors: Carmine (pinkish red), Pthalo Blue, Olive green, lemon yellow I used paint by Sennelier, this student grade kit has all the colors you need or this set of 48 is the best buy if you are looking for the artist grade (which I used but I have also used the student line and I think it is lovely)
Watercolor round brushes (Aqualon) #10, #4 or sizes you prefer
Sketch and paint along with me! Feel free to pause the video if needed (or slow it down or speed it up:) There is a little gear at the bottom of the video player screen that lets you change the speed and quality of the video. Speed it up and I sound like a deranged chipmunk, good times. I took lots of photos on Monhegan Island so I hope to bring you some more coastal Maine painting tutorials soon. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Howdy friends! I spent a wonderful day with my parents, sister, nephew and kids! It is Veterans Day in the US and the kids had the day off from school so it was nice to have a casual day with family. I want to thank all of the men and women in our armed services as well as their families for their sacrifice so they can keep our country safe. You are appreciated.
I had a lot of leftover book pages when I made my book safes last month and I sealed a few of the pages with mod-podge. I though they would be a nice surface to paint on, turns out they were! I really like how you can wipe them off if you make a mistake! I am using acrylic paint for these paintings, any brand will be fine. Follow along and have fun!
I hope you enjoyed the 3 quick tutorials and as always happy crafting!
On November 11th we honor those who served our country. This date commemorated the end of World War One and we share it with commonwealth countries in Europe as well. The symbol of this peace is the red poppy. This Veteran’s day (or Remembrance or Armistice Day) why not make a token of your appreciation. These lovely tag/bookmarks can be handed out to veterans in parades,veterans homes or nursing homes. There is room on the back to write a special message too. Boy and Girl Scouts might like to make some to hand out while walking in the Veterans Day Parade. You can even make up a bunch and give them to your local scout troop for this purpose!
I used stamps from Rubbernecker for the poppies and Hero Arts for the background. You can use what you have though:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!