|Color Throwdown #435|
Monday, March 27, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
|Papertrey March Blog Hop|
|Inspiration: Papertrey March Blog Hop|
|Just a few things I gathered to play along today!!|
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
|Mission Watercolor Pallet--Maiden Voyage|
|My First Pallets|
The pallet to the right was the one that I first learned that tube paints were meant to be loaded into the wells and used as 'pans' once they dried. When I figured this out...on my own, remember...I felt watercolor freedom! Okay, that may be a stretch, and as you can see from the mixes. Obviously, I'm still tentative about mixing my colors. I do tend to stay very 'organized' when I use my pallet...keeping the cools and the warms on their respective sides. It's true, I prefer to keep one mixture at a time, although I have splurged upon occasion and have mixed varying shades of colors adding neutrals and warms to cools and cools to warms.
|Experimenting with Greens & Golds|
I hope this post has been a little helpful to you. For more information, please click on the links below to find out more about using your watercolor pallets and starting your own watercolor journey. Until next time...happy painting!!
Angela Fehr: Basic Supplies
Angela Fehr: Tips for Using Your Watercolor Pallet
Watercolor Misfit: Best Watercolor Tips
Sunday, March 19, 2017
|Color Throwdown #434|
I used my watercolors [Sap Green and Cad. Yellow Pale Hue] to throw down some green circles. While they were still wet, I used my Prima Metallic Accent paints to sparkle in some gold.
|Love how the metallic gold pushed the green around...|
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
|Mission Watercolor Pallet|
- Angela Fehr--she's an amazing artist and posts regular videos to You Tube.
- Sandy Allnock--also an amazing artist and card maker. She has a lot of insights, and she considers herself to be learning watercolor as a new medium for her work.
- Kristina Werner--Kristina is a well-known blogger and card maker...but she also is fabulous with watercolor techniques.
- And finally, Watercolor Misfit--I love her quirky vlogs and her simple style in helping us all along our artistic journey.
I follow many others, but the artists listed above teach and inspire me most!
Each week I plan to share one project I'm either working on or have completed and what I've learned along the way. Today's post is a preview of Day 16's #30daysofbiblelettering project that I have committed to do for Lent. I have been practicing Brush Lettering for almost a year now, and frankly, I wasn't expecting to do very well with a watercolor brush...but...hey! I think this turned out better than all of my attempts with a brush marker!
Below are the colors I've loaded into my pallet top left to top right. Many of the paints I have are student grade, but I cannot toss them just yet. I plan to use them up and replace with artist quality. Thanks so much for dropping by!
- Cotman--Payne's Gray
- Windsor & Newton--Burnt Umber
- Susan Scheewe--Raw Sienna
- Windsor & Newton--Ultramarine Violet
- Cotman--Purple Lake
- Windsor & Newton--Colbalt Blue
- Cotman--Cerulean Blue
- Grumbacher--Thalo Blue
- Susan Scheewe--Hooker's Green
- Cotman--Sap Green
- Cotman--Viridian Hue
- Windsor & Newton--Permanent Rose
- Windsor & Newton Permanent Alizarin Crimson
- Cotman--Cadmium Red Pale Hue
- Windsor & Newton--New Gamboge
- Susan Scheewe--Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue
- Windsor & Newton--Quinacridone Gold
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
|Papertrey: Favorite Florals|
I improvised a wreath...all the rage today...using Turning a New Leaf and Beautiful Blooms. I also used PTI's Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, Bright Buttercup, Pale Peony, Hawaiian Shores, and Berry Sorbet to create the wreath. I added stitches using Tombow #933, Pale Peony cardstock, and a sentiment from Painted Petals, PTI's 2016 Anniversary stamp set!
Thanks for stopping by!!
|Oh my! We're begging for a transformation!!|
While I've been making cards off and on for a few years, it was in 2016 that I fell in love with making cards on a regular basis. And through this new-found appreciation of the art, I've learned many new techniques and have developed new interests along the way, such as: watercolor, brush lettering, blending, collage, stenciling, line drawing, making my own backgrounds...the list is endless. It truly makes me appreciate what Nichole and the design team at Papertrey go through to create all of their wonderful products.
|Peonies on Parade Transformed!|
|Papertrey's 10th Anniversary Challenge|