Fall Flowers Series 2018 #3: Painted Poppies

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #3: Painted Poppies

 

Fall Flowers Series 2018

I love creating a little series of videos for you sometimes….kind of like a mini public “class”! I had a bunch of flower stamps in my growing stash that I haven’t shown yet, so they’ll be collected together this week into a series. Enjoy!

#2: Painted Poppies

These elegant poppies just cried OUT for watercolor! And in this video I’ll show you how to do kind of a cheater “loose” style….it’s fun and isn’t as out of control as you’d worry it might be! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The card front is layered onto black, then the pink card base, setting it off nicely. One flower was masked for the stamping of the sentiment “HAPPY”….I didn’t have the right color pink ink, so used some red with some Picked Raspberry on top of it to get close to it!

Supplies

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Paint by Lifting: Underwater Seahorses

Paint by Lifting: Underwater Seahorses

 

Paint by Lifting: Underwater Seahorses

I’m *still* obsessed with underwater scenes! Not just the Copic ones from Underwater Scenes class. But watercolor too! I keep buying any underwater stamp I see….and these sweet little seahorses just needed to end up in my studio. I love the range of sentiments on them too. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The twine here is very old, I don’t even know who made it – but I decided to keep the card really flat and make just a mini panel of twine that could be taped on the back. No lumps for mailing!

Supplies

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Watercolor Ostriches

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!)

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!

World Watercolor Month #14: Painting Realistic Narwhals

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

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

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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