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4 Customized Pet Peekaboo Cards

 

4 Customized Pet Peekaboo Cards

These lil stamps are SO CUTE! I made the dog and cat look like my babies – pull out a picture of yours and have fun matching their little faces! In the video I show you some tips for making fur work, making the colors natural, and creating that simple brown table in a flash. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The kitties came out looking *just* like my kitties, but younger….

Giallo is a fair representation of a dog with eyeliner (LOL)….Vienna looks pretty spot-on though!

Supplies

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World Watercolor Month #15: 31 Speed Paintings! (Some prints available!)

 

For those who’ve been following along on Instagram and Facebook….you’ve seen these. But for those who missed some, (or all!)….here’s a speed paint roundup! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Prints available

Some of you have been asking for prints for a while now – I’m so humbled!

I added some of the #WorldWatercolorMonth pieces – and others – to my Society6 store! And just for kicks, I’ve added the listings here on my blog, with links to the collection at S6; sometimes it can be hard to navigate to the right place on their site. The links go to the framed art page of that piece of art; if you want to buy something else like a print or canvas, metal print, poster, mug, tote, etc, just scroll down on that page and you can see all that’s available. Hope this listing helps!

View Fine Art Prints

World Watercolor Month tutorial videos!

In case you missed any….here you go!

 

Winners of #wwcm2018 prizes will be announced this weekend!

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World Watercolor Month #14: Painting Realistic Narwhals

We’re just about at the end of World Watercolor Month! WHEEE! But we aren’t done yet….2 more days!

Painting Realistic Narwhals

I’ve seen lots of narwhals colored in bright happy colors….not so much in realistic colors! I looked at lots of pictures on Google, and gave it a try with Distress inks. Hope you’ll try something like this at some point! It’s lots of fun. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

To finish off the card, I used grey and kraft and black cardstock layers, and just a little twine. 

Inks used: Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, and Black Soot. — Marker: Black Soot

While I had this in my MISTI, I stamped one on Neenah so I could color it in Copics too, using a background from the intermediate level Underwater Scenes class:

 

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World Watercolor Month #13: Great Outdoors Watercolor

Great Outdoors Watercolor

Have you wanted to give your stamps a scene and wished there was something ready-made? Well wish no more! I love this little outdoors scene from Darcies – it goes really well with LOTS of stamps that are out there, and I’ve included some of the ones they have out also this season. But you could put all kinds of other stamps in here and let them all go on camping trips! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Aren’t these fun images to play with? Gotta love the little moose…I think he’s my favorite out of the new critters this season. Colors throughout are using my dot card palette selection, but with tubes squeezed out into a palette. Dot Chart is listed in the supplies if you want to try out my colors.

The little bear goes fishing – and there are fun sentiments for each of the animals in their stamp sets. AND camping gear too!

Note that skies look a little different in each one – it’s about impossible to match them exactly since watercolor does what watercolor does!

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World Watercolor Month #12: Birthday Shark! (Sea-prise)

Birthday Shark! (Sea-prise)

This has got to be THE happiest shark stamp ever! Just look at that happy face! He looked like he’d be poppig up out of the water to show off his party hat so….let’s get busy and catch a wave with Copic Markers! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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World Watercolor Month #11: Strip Coloring for Shark Week!

Strip Coloring

It’s shark week!!! I have two videos with sharks this week…today in pencil, and Wednesday in Copic. So be sure to come back for more!

In pencil it’s hard to spend as much time as it takes to do a full-background scene. But if you can create a “strip” of imagery with a scene – and find a way to make it seem purposeful, like in this card where the shark pops out of the box – the coloring goes much faster! It’s colored on my new favorite Stonehenge paper – awesome for colored pencil! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The other sentiments in the stamp set make great inside sentiments like this one!

The border of the inside of the card, as well as the strip of card base showing on the card front, are both using powdered pencil – a technique used in the Colored Pencil Jumpstart Class. 

The Polychromos colors used here are as follows…I tried jotting them down in order of what they were used for.

Supplies

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World Watercolor Month #10: Colored Pencil Fuchsia with dew drops

 

Colored Pencil Fuchsia with dew drops

This video is another *slight* stretch for World Watercolor Month….coloring water drops in pencil! I know, I know. But sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The colors for this image….all Prismacolor.

The glossy accents makes the drops really look wet….

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World Watercolor Month #9: Birds of a Feather

 

We’re about mid-month in the World Watercolor Month celebration….are you having fun? Hope you’re following along with my daily posts on Instagram and Facebook – and joining in with the prompts yourself too!

Birds of a Feather

Every once in a while…I make an autobiographical card: this is me arriving at my monthly stamp group. LOL! Yes, some of us are already in place on our trapeze. Others arrive in a bit of a state of disarray, feathers a-flying…. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Even with just a limited color palette, watercolor can make for a fun card…if you’ve never tried any watercolor, pick one and try your hand!

Supplies

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World Watercolor Month #8: Creating Sea Foam (Clean Color + Inner Mermaid)

 

Creating Sea Foam

Warning! Super easy technique ahead! You’ll be looking for any of your stamps to make sea foam with because it’s that easy. And if your markers are dry? It works even better! (Yes I need to order some replacements!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

  • Colors used in the water: 032, 036, 031, 303, 099
  • Colors in the mermaid tail: 023, 003, 083, 052, 051, 004, 053

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World Watercolor Month #7: Guest video with a dramatic lion

Hello friends! World Watercolor Month video #8 is over at MFT – hope you enjoy my lil dramatic lion!

In this video I used a wide brush for the background – this is a Cosmo Spin 30, and it does a nice job of releasing pigment. Other flat brushes can do a similar thing butI also like that I can make a thin line with it sometimes as needed as well. My other brushes are Silver Black Velvet Round brushes, and I most often reach for a #8 and #12.

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