Wet in Wet Watercolor Background – Elfie Selfie

Wet in Wet Watercolor Background – Elfie Selfie

Wet in Wet Watercolor Background – Elfie Selfie

During CHA this year, I showed folks who came by the booth how to create a fun background with watercolors – just dropping paint into a pool of water. They enjoyed it and I hope you will too! I used the new Elphie Selfie set from Lawn Fawn – utter cuteness!Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Cruisin’ — on the Ellen Hutson Bloghop!

Cruisin’ — on the Ellen Hutson Bloghop!

Welcome to the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new products on my post today!  I also have my own special (and totally unrelated to the new release) kind of theme, based on the weather at my house – I would rather be CRUISING! #ineedavacation! If you’ve come from Lisa’s blog, awesome…if not, start out at the top of the hop HERE!

Before I get rolling – here’s the release list….

Cruise Ship View: Copic Scene

When I saw the “Spa Day” set – I just wanted to color an icy cold refreshing drink. Seriously. I was filming while my Seattle region was buried under snow (I know, I know, a few inches and we’re toast!). And the thought of looking out the porthole of a stateroom on a cruise ship? Oh man. Channel me some warm sunshine!! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Snorkeling View: Copic Scene

The second project I did is an underwater scene using Otterly Awesome stamps and Otter Ware – a coral reef filled with playful otters! I got out my watercolors for this, of course….Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Giveaway!

It’s a good thing you are here because I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose any in stock Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, February 28There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway on the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

NEXT STOP:

Go visit the lovely Laurel Beard !

Supplies

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Copic card:

Watercolor card:

Watercolor a Coastal Scene

Watercolor a Coastal Scene

 

Watercolor a Coastal Scene

The technique on today’s card using Shine Bright is similar to one I shared at a make-and-take at CHA2017 a few weeks ago. I’ve added quite a bit – the sky, primarily! I wasn’t sure it was going to work and am delighted to report that it did! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

ICYMI

The video mentioned at the end of this was part of a paint-along series I created a while back – ICYMI (in case you missed it):

Supplies

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Otterly Great Birthday – fixing watercolor

Otterly Great Birthday – fixing watercolor

Before getting started  – guess what? This Otterly Great Birthday set and all MFT stamps are on sale for 15% off til the 29th! Go forth and shop! Well, after you watch the video, of course. On Instagram today, I’m sharing cards using Forest Friends, Strike Up the Band, and more.

Otterly Great Birthday – watercolor

I wanted to stamp and color ALL the otters. So I did! I cut a long piece of watercolor paper – 12″ x 5.5″, then scored it at 4″ and 8″ to make three panels. Then I got busy stamping! Watercoloring the water was a blast – and I show you in the video a few ways to “recover” if your painting got funky along the way. (A few folks at CHA got to hear the backstory. Shhh! Pinkyswear! lol) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I love that Daniel Smith watercolor is nicely transparent – so it’s easy to make the floating otters look like they’re “in” the water. 

A sentiment on the front panel could be fun too, not just inside. As always, if you CASE my cards be sure to tag me on instagram to share it – I’d love to see what you create!

Supplies

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Foxes in Love

Foxes in Love

 

Foxes in Love

This stamp set might be a winter one – with scarves and snowmen – but I love getting sets I can also use year-round! I bought this one for the foxes – these two have nothing wintry about them so they can hop into all kinds of cards all year long! I pulled out both my Inktense Pencils plus my Daniel Smith Watercolors to make this card…hope you enjoy it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Watercolor Wizard: New Daniel Smith Grounds and Watercolors

Watercolor Wizard: New Daniel Smith Grounds and Watercolors

CHA starts tomorrow….and since I’ll be at the Daniel Smith booth, I figured I’d show you some of the samples I took with me!

Watercolor Wizard: New Daniel Smith Grounds and Watercolors

Daniel Smith makes grounds – basically gessos that turn almost any surface into a watercolor surface! In the video below I show you how I added texture to mine since I like cold press and especially rough cold press papers…you can give it less texture too, customizing it any way you want. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Doesn’t it look beautiful on the gold too?

The inside of the card carries the sentiment on these cards…

I covered a chipboard box – it had a pattern on it so I covered it in inexpensive gesso first, til I had a basic white surface to add the pearlized ground to. Then painted poppies!

I wanted to see how this worked on tin – it was great!

And this candle came out beautifully. Be careful with this, because the grounds could possibly exude a smell you might not like…I’ll try burning it sometime and see what happens. Didn’t want to try that before the show 🙂And I also had some of the black ground, so used that on a teensy tiny clay pot, using some of the iridescent colors.

Since these are new, they aren’t in-store yet…but they’re coming soon!

Supplies

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  • Stampingbella, Wiz (appears to be no longer available)
  • Gold Ground —- (link coming as soon as it’s available)
  • Pearlescent Ground —- (link coming as soon as it’s available)
  • New Daniel Smith colors — (links coming as soon as it’s available)
    • Lavender
    • Wisteria
    • Aussie Red Gold
    • Raw Sienna Light
    • Burnt Sienna Light
    • Paynes Blue Gray
    • Quinacridone Lilac
    • Rose Madder Permanent
  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 25 pk
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool, 1 Inch Round 
  • ShurTech Yellow Frog Delicate Multisurface Masking Tape
  • ShurTech Green Frog Multisurface Masking Tape
  • Ranger Archival Ink Pad, Jet Black 
  • Black Velvet Watercolor Brushes, Short Round 8
  • My Favorite Things Die-namics, Wonky Stitched Square STAX

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