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Magical Monday: Golf Cart Card

Male and female golfers will love this stamp set – Par-Tee Golfers….I decided to color the dude in the cart, and show you how I get a nice soft blend. But due to laryngitis at the time – you get Magical Monday, with a text explanation of tips below!

Magical Monday: Golf Cart Card

This card reminds me of my Dad. He passed years ago, but oh man, was he a golfer. And a punster! I cut apart the sentiment stamp (gasp, I know, I know!) so I could put the second half of the sentiment on the inside of the card. Also – I shortened the flag pole by stamping the bottom and masking the top part, then moving it and lining up the pole, masking off the bottom. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Colored pencil tips:

  • To create the soft blends into white, use a kneaded eraser to soften it – works like a charm!
  • Keep your pencils really sharp – love my Quietsharp electric sharpener.
  • Use light pressure so you can keep adding layers without a waxy buildup.

Inside of the card I used the second half of the sentiment, along with the teed-up golf ball stamp in the set.

A silly dad story

A while after my dad moved out on his own – to Myrtle Beach so he could golf all the time! – he called me and was hemming and hawing a bit. It took a while to get to the point….which was to ask me if it’s okay for a man to wear pink. I told him I thought it’d be ok, did he buy a shirt that someone teased him about? Not exactly. He washed some red socks along with his white shirts…….I suggested he take those to Goodwill and treat himself to some new shirts – but keep the pink undies. LOL! Miss him….

Supplies

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Watercolor Flowers Series #21: Wet on wet stamping

Recently I was reminded of my watercolor flowers series – and after going back and numbering the ones that didn’t make it in…we’re back on track – with #21!

Watercolor Flowers Series #21: Wet on wet stamping

These watercolor flowers are easy, but look so loose and artsy – stamping with watercolor markers onto wet paper gives the flowers a washy look that can be challenging to create with just a brush! I used Zig clean color markers but you could try other brands and papers too. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And the soft purple flowers too…yum!

Supplies

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Llovely Day in Machu Picchu

 

Llovely Day in Machu Picchu

I recently had a studio challenge…things have gotten so out of control (ie messy) that I couldn’t find my 2nd case of colored pencils – all the browns and greys. Instead, I decided to try my Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils, which were NOT hiding from me. And guess what? They work fabulously even without water! Watch the video below or click Check out more on Machu Picchu to see it in HD on YouTube.

Check out more on Machu Picchu. It’s one place I’d like to visit someday!

Supplies

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Using the Copic Hex Chart: Sunflower Baby (plus FBLive!)

Before I get rolling – Ellen Hutson asked if I’d do a Facebook Live video today on her page! It was a lot of fun….I answered some Q&A, then did three Human Rainbow colorways on the little girl in today’s video! Be sure to check out the replay – AFTER watching today’s Youtube video here on the blog.

A little caveat on today’s video: I haven’t shared a ton of hex chart type videos….partly because it feels like shameless marketing. And honestly, that makes me feel kinda icky! I love it when folks get a hex chart if it helps them with their coloring – that’s why I even have it for sale. And it’s inexpensive because I’m not looking to go to a private island with the funds. But since Ellen said she sees so many people talking about the chart, she wanted to let her customers know about it in the Facebook Live video – so here we go!

Using the Copic Hex Chart: Sunflower Baby

I chose an image with (surprise) a bright yellow sunflower! And a little person, so I could color some skin. And I picked red for her dress colors, because that’s one of the colors folks have the toughest time coloring. So this video has a little bit of everything in it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

 Get Hex Chart

Facebook live was 10am Pacific TODAY on
Ellen Hutson’s facebook page – go watch the replay!

 

Supplies

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A shell in your pocket: Nicole Tamarin Seashells

 

A shell in your pocket

Sometimes a really beautiful stamp set just leaps into your cart, right? (Ok more than sometimes!) But this one – the sentiments blew me away as much as the pretty shells! I debated what to color these with – landed on Inktense Pencils –  and I know I’ll be playing with them and my Copics too. Because, beautiful, right? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Painting practice with Guacamole (Uhhh avocado!)

Painting practice with Guacamole (Uhhh avocado!)

Just like with any medium, it’s helpful to repaint the same thing several times in a row to gain the most learning from your attempts. So make a “crowd” of avocados to really learn how to paint one! Watch the video below or click HEREHERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The inside just has a few layers of paper – then a sweet tiny bit of stamping. 

Supplies

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Rainbow Flight: Plane and Simple

 

Rainbow Flight: Plane and Simple

Lots of stamps are ones that move (in real life)….and creating a movement of color along a repeated-image wave can create that movement visually in a really colorful way! I used prismacolor pencils here but you can use a lot of mediums to try something like this. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on  YouTube.

For the little banner, I stamped it on another piece of paper and hand-cut it out; I added a power tab (aka Extreme Tab) under the left side (under the T) and regular tape runner under the right side, so it looks like it’s lifting “up” off the page.

 

This card was the inspiration for the planes, using DuhNuh. So much fun, these sharks don’t look one BIT dangerous, do they?

Supplies

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Cats Pajamas: This Could be…a Sauna!

Cats Pajamas: This Could be…a Sauna!

Recently, my friend Alma at the Cats Pajamas sent me some stamps – and when I saw these cuties (set is called “This could be vodka!”) in cups, I just had to get them inked up! I colored them with my Inktense pencils – and had fun deliberately letting the pencil and water look jaggedy in particular spots for effect. I love that you have so many options for edges with watercolor! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on  YouTube.

The sentiments in this set are pretty hilarious – you gotta see em to believe em. (Check out other sets while you’re there – they’ve got quite the sense of humor at TCP!)

Supplies

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Mixing it up on Pirate Island (watercolor)!

Hello friends! It’s the first Thursday – which means I’ve got a treat for you over at MFT’s blog! 

 

In that post, I mentioned that July is World Watercolor Month – so you know what that means, I’ll be painting up a storm! (And no, Copicistas, I won’t be going solo on watercolor….but will be including a lot more watercolor on Instagram for the month!)

New Watercolor Classes at Art-Classes.com Coming Up!

TWO new watercolor classes are coming to art-classes.com – launching July 1st! My monthly newsletter subscribers got a little sneak peek….and their excitement lets me tell ya it should be a lot of fun!

If you want to get yourself ready for World Watercolor Month, I’d recommend getting your watercolor stash prepped.

  • If you’re running out of a color or two? Stock up!
  • If you’ve wanted to try Daniel Smith Watercolors and haven’t yet, try out my dot card now (it’s cheap!), and then pick some colors to buy.
  • See how I set up my palette and have yours all ready.
  • Haven’t yet made a color chart with reds yellows and blues yet? Get on it!

Neither class leans on having ANY specific colors. And you *can* take them with other brands of watercolor, too, but your results may be a little different. Brushes: #8 and #12 round Black Velvet brushes. Full supply lists will be available in July, but if you’ve got these items and some Arches Cold Press, that’ll get you going!

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Fairy Flutters #thehumanrainbow

 

Fairy Flutters

When I have a stamp set with six images that don’t really work on one card – I get six cards. LOL! And since that would be one enormously long video, I slow down for the coloring of all the skintones, then speed up a bit on the wings and tutus. But stay for the end to see how I made their little tutus and wings twinkle! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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