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Watercolor Ostriches

 

Watercolor Ostriches

I love coloring animals – and I especially love coloring animals that are unique! There are a couple ostriches by now, but this set is the one I picked up to try out. The sentiment on my card is one that’ll be really useful…”Things will get better.” Seems in the days we’re living in, I have lots of friends to encourage with that stamp!

While I had a blast painting these cute ostriches and their little scene…I want to be sure you know there’s a swear word in one of the sentiments in this set. I was a bit shocked anyone would do that, but, it is what it is, right? I’ve removed the stamp from my set, and when it makes it eventually into the giveaways I do, someone will get it without that one. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I have sooooo many friends I could send this card to…..lately we’ve all wanted to bury our heads in the sand!

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:

 

Supplies

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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!

Supplies

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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 #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.

Supplies

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World Watercolor Month #5: Gillfriend Thank You Card

 

Gillfriend Thank You Card

These just might be my favorite little fishie stamps of the season – well, til I see another one, haha! I love their clean simple shapes, and it’s easy to make them look rounded with all their open space. Just love em! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I painted water as just drops, which gives a color to the otherwise clear drops of Glossy Accents.

Supplies

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World Watercolor Month #2: Hobbit Neighborhood Card

 

Hobbit Neighborhood Card

It’s time for a card I had an idea for the very first time I saw this stamp set! First off, I’m a bigtime LOTR fan girl. Hobbit houses made me gleeful! But after making my earlier video showing the whole release and making bookmarks, But it was about TIME that I get to that idea! I wanted both of the little houses next to each other in the Shire, so I can think of them as little neighbors….and thus,  you have today’s card! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

If you’re an AI fan and wanted to take an AI class….hint hint….what kind of stamps would you want to see used? Just asking for a friend, ya know. 

Here are the Tombow colors I used:

 

Supplies

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World Watercolor Month #1: Complementary Color Wheel Card

 

World Watercolor Month

It’s that time again….JULY! The world is celebrating watercolor, so you know I am too! On my posts on this blog and YT, they’ll be watercolor OR watercolor-adjacent; meaning some will be in watercolor, others might be coloring water in other mediums. So my copic and pencil peeps need not sign off for a month!

On social, keep an eye out for the monthly challenge – which WILL be watercolor. I’m excited!

Complementary Color Wheel Card

When I saw this stamp set, it was made for someone like me, right? I had to buy it! And rather than stamping color names into the tubes, I instead made a spinner card out of it with a unique mechanism to get the right parts spinning. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Even the inside has a splash of watercolor – a panel to cover the back of the brad!

And if you’d like to color a wheel to use as a template, here’s a blank to use – resize it in Word or something based on the size you need, or just diecut after coloring it in.

Supplies

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Spring Bouquet Card (Studio Katia)

 

Spring Bouquet Card (Studio Katia)

These pretty little flowers were perfect for a technique using distress inks – and the MISTI. I created it on watercolor paper, and between the ink being open to movement with water, and adding watercolor….it came out so very pretty! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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