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Art Impressions Watercolor: Summer Edition

A few months ago I had promised to use these beach sets when summer arrived – and GAH it’s half over! Sorry ’bout that. But better midsummer than late summer, right? The #worldwatercolormonth prompt reminded me to make this one; it’s “beach fun” today, and this is about as beachy fun as you can get!

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I recommend making a practice sheet for yourself – try them out with different colors, even different brands, and write down what you used so you can replicate it. (Or avoid it as the case may be!

I have a gajillion blocks – – all the standard rectangles, but also one of the Catherine Pooler rounds that has the soft edges to it, Lawn Fawn ones with the scalloped sides that are easy to grip – and the AI ones with the little tiny blocks for all the little tiny flowers and leaves that you need to make scenes with. The die below comes in a set – the script as well as the outline Big Scripty Hello.

If you missed the video where I showed the two sets of Tombow markers (labeled with AI’s brand) – that’s HERE.

Challenge to myself, a sale, and thoughts on YouTube

Lots is going on in today’s video! First, Purple Onion is hosting their usual summer sale – so feel free to shop away!

Then my crazy coloring challenge: I made this one up for myself, stamping images randomly on the page then making a scene out of it. And I did it twice! (Just filmed the swimming pool though!)

Third, while doing the coloring, I chat a bit about YouTube, the thumbs down button, my thoughts on the importance of feedback (which I learn so much from in Toastmasters!), and a suggestion if you don’t like what YT tries to tell you it thinks you should see. Yeah a lot of blah blah! I figured you might like coloring to watch rather than my face blabbing atcha.

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Purple Onion has their summer sale on – so let this be your reminder to finally pick up that stuff you’ve been wanting!

My personal challenge has no name, so if you have an idea what to call it, let me know. I’d like to try it again because it was fun! I stamped images in random places, then tried to create a scene to tie them together into one amazing picture.

Colors used for the summer card….

I had stamped my images a second time, assuming my first attempt would need to be redone. It didn’t, so I tried a Christmas scene with the same stamps and position!

Happy National Ice Cream Day! (Bloghop)

Happy National Ice Cream Day! (Bloghop)

It’s time for a midsummer #bloghop!! Ellen Hutson and Catherine Pooler are having an ice cream social…and there’s a whole bunch of us bringing creativity along for the ride. Go hop along here:

Okay before you see today’s video – lemme tell you it just cracked. me. up. Sometimes I do crack myself up, in all honesty. And I’m such an ice cream fiend that, well, a giant hand reaching down to stop an ice cream truck just seemed appropriate for someone like me!

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Catherine Pooler has a “crafting on the go” theme going right now, and while anything beyond the coloring would be tough to do on the run – the truck is GOING, right? Does that fit?? lol!

Here are the colors used…

All that white pen work just seemed to top it all off!

Bloghop

We’ve got fun prizes!!! We are giving away $25 to the EH shop and $25 to the Catherine Pooler shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 28th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

PS! My Bible Journaling video today is here:

Happy barkday, G!

Happy barkday, G!

My little Giallo is growing UP! He still acts like a puppy, but is definitely calmer and showing more signs of maturing. He’s even tolerant of fireworks – even when his sister hides herself in the bathtub when thunderboomers are blowing up in the neighborhood!

Birthday boy gave me an excuse to try out my new phone gimbal stabilizer – to see if I could get a dog’s-eye view. I liked it aside from my phone having a little light leak developing….I can’t upgrade yet so I’m hoping the phone stays working til then, lol! Watch below or click HERE to see it on YT!

A window in Sunnyville (plus another guest video!)

A window in Sunnyville (plus another guest video!)

I had another stamp set that inspired me to watercolor a card for today’s World Watercolor Month painting – Splashes of Color! The simplicity of the images, the sunny concept, the nice bold lines….I knew this would be just perfect!

See the rest of my info about this month on the page HERE)

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I put Glossy Accents onto the images before painting the background, which made it really easy too paint around them:

The finished card has a piece of wood-painted scrap of watercolor trimmed to be the windowsill and window frame; I also painted a strip for the curtain (you can also just use patterned paper too!)

I hope you’re joining in on the World Watercolor Month fun! My video over at Ellen Hutson’s blog also shows off some fun watercolor….Paris in the rain!

Negative Painting – Flowers and Butterflies

Negative Painting – Flowers and Butterflies

I’ve covered negative painting/coloring a bunch of times – it’s a technique where you color things AROUND the subject, darkening them layer by layer to push items in the background further back and leaving the foreground lighter. It’s complex, and challenging to get white things to be white; in the painting I also do some positive painting on the flower petals.

I’m calling this also “relaxing” – the prompt for World Watercolor Month today! See more of my daily little speedpaintings HERE, and all of my WWCM info HERE.

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The butterfly is likely smaller than he should be…I wanted to use the flowers from one of my pics from Puerto Rico, and add a butterfly – and probably didn’t think it through all that well, but it’s still pretty!

And for those who will inevitably ask, I did add it to Society6 for ya! (This link is to the framed photos page, just scroll down to find options for unframed, bags, pillows, et al). Lest you worry that I’m hawking products….I get excited if my Society6 payment is over $6 in any given month, so I offer these more as a service to those wanting a piece of my art rather than to make much moolah at all. LOL!

Copic Negative Coloring

Did you know you can do negative coloring with Copics too? On Social Media later today I have a speed video of how I did this card with a butterfly background stamp. Super easy – scribble light colors over all of it, and do the negative coloring in between with darker greens and bluegreens!

I popped one hand-cut butterfly, added Glossy Accents to it, and also popped a circle-punch with the sentiment – and a little bit of glossy dots around it!

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