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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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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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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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Interactive: Woven Tab Card – Clawsome by Lawn Fawn

I *just* got my order of new Lawn Fawn yesterday – and I bumped today’s previously scheduled video so I could make a quick video with Clawsome – because it was just so much FUN!

Interactive: Woven Tab Card – Clawsome by Lawn Fawn

I used Bristol with Clean Color pens to create this card – and in the video I show you how I made three machines, each with different toys! The interactive mechanism is a simple paper-weave to make the little bear toy slide in and out of the claw machine! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here are the open and closed views – so much fun! If you recreate a card like this and change out the “toys”, I’d love to be tagged on Instagram so I can see what YOU came up with!

I added one more slice to the inside top of the opening so a little bear can peek out, adhered by the adhesive tabs so he has some dimension too.

Supplies

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Color a jar of chocolates – in watercolor pencils

BIG NEWS: The BCRF Fundraiser last week was hugely successful! I promised to donate $1 per comment and $1 per pin…the total is $359 so I rounded up to $500. Because $400 just doesn’t sound as round, ya know?

Color a jar of chocolates – in watercolor pencils

This one goes out to all my fellow chocoholics! I’m one of those non-discriminatory chocolate lovers…I love it all! Milk, dark, specialty….yum! And this video will show you how to color your own jar – it’s a little lighter on the waistline than the real stuff. LOL! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And the sentiments in this set? Worth the purchase alone. LOL. I don’t wanna be weak, ya know.

Supplies

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Happy Glamper Campers – Inktense Pencils

Happy Glamper Campers – Inktense Pencils

I’ve got a friend who gets *every* RV stamp set that comes out – I’m pretty sure she’ll be getting this set! So I’m kinda doing this video for her. LOL. But you can enjoy it too! Lots of happy color – and some quick mountains. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Simple happy color…no need for fancy thinking, just use color!

Supplies

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Watercolor a Hillside Scene – Guest post at MFT

[EDITED POST]

Okay, I’m a bit of a doofus. But since I am – I’ll give you a little inside scoop as my apology. LOL.

When I write my blog posts for MFT, I write them here, then send them the HTML code (hint, if you do guest posts anywhere, that’s a great way to do it. Saves everyone a lot of effort! Send along the picture files.) I also send them the YT video to upload onto THEIR channel. They get it all put together, and I am *supposed* to come back here and edit this to be a teaser post and link over to the post on their blog.

Yeah, that didn’t happen here today. You noticed that. Whoops!

The blog post with the video in it is over HERE.

 

And what, pray tell, has me discombobulated, you might wonder? If you’re watching my Instagram or Facebook, you may know I’ve been buried in tech stuff for the new website. I’m nearing the finish line – but the task at hand has been data entry. Creating accounts for each and every student who purchased classes from this blog, and granting access one by one on the new site. It was more time intensive than I expected – 5 days worth! My eyes are a wreck, and I’m hoping to sneak in some art time today to help them focus on something other than a laptop screen with excel spreadsheets.

If you’d like a chance at a free class, go leave comments on Facebook or Instagram.

Supplies from today’s card

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Hanging With You – Sloths in Aquablend Pencils

Hanging With You – Sloths!

Since I was trying out the regular Spectrum Noir pencils (non watercolor) the other day, I picked up a set of the Aquablend pencils, too, just to try them out. Pretty impressive! I got the Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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DIY Layering Stamps: ABNH Bloghop

 

I’m excited to be invited to join in on the ABNH (A Blog Named Hero) 5 year anniversary hop today! You should have come here via the Hero Arts blog….if not, head back to the start of the hop at ABNH!

DIY Layering Stamps

I’m continuing with my marker week (sale ends today at Ellen Hutson – additional 10% off all markers), so I’ll use the Art & Graphic Twin markers from Zig Kuretake again today! I’ve been goofing around with stamps to see which kind work best with these pens – I was pretty sure some interesting effects could be had, and I was right! I had these birthday animals from Hero that I thought could work well. In the video you’ll see how I created the giraffe – and below, photos of some other animals I used the same technique for. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I noticed the bear and kangaroo were facing each other…so why not make them a couple? (Though I’d love to see what they’d act like in each other’s presence. Ha!)

The elephant proved to me the wide variety of greys available – this used a bunch but could probably have been done with a bit less fanfare. LOL. #overachiever

And how about a darling octopus? I used a variety of the blues (great selection in these markers) and white gel pen to add suction cup details.

Bloghop!

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for their wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $400!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today’s prizes include the following: 

Good luck and happy hopping!!**

Keep hopping!

Your next stop is Coralynn Murray!

Supplies

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Yupo + Art & Graphic Twin + Waffle Flower

 Yupo + Art & Graphic Twin + Waffle Flower

I’m one of those people who tries to find the “sweet spot” for different mediums – so I’ve begun some exploration of these new markers that have a couple interesting properties. 1) Colors like Zig Clean Color (nearly the same list, a few different; but with 2) a rubber brush nib and a bullet nib. I wanted to see how they’d work directly coloring onto the stamps, and it worked relatively well once the stamp was “primed” – and works pretty decently on Yupo paper…be sure to come back tomorrow, I’ll show you how this works on Neenah! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

If you’ve tried Yupo, you might be one of those folks who’ve emailed me asking if it ever dries or becomes non-sticky….that could mean you’ve got tons of pigment on there. This is a synthetic paper – which means it won’t dry like regular paper. So if that’s an issue for you, just build your card like a shaker – this would be a great solution for other mediums you want to “protect” from damage, too!

PS I said in the video I’d share some coloring in other mediums – that didn’t happen yet. Eeek! It’s been quite the week, though I can’t tell ya why. But watch Instagram, I’m hoping to get a coloring break today and play with the Copics I busily re-inked yesterday! Don’t forget the sale on markers that’s still on this week – Copics are normally 25% off, and they’re an extra 10% off right now.

Supplies

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The Enveloper series of stamps is so cute – check them out!