Happy 3rd birthday Vienna! (Watercolor Dog Card)

Happy 3rd birthday Vienna! (Watercolor Dog Card)

Happy third birthday to my sweet Vienna! We’ll hopefully be spending a couple hours at the park – her favorite place to go run run run!

I don’t know if it’s her actual birthday today, of course; she arrived at my house in September and we could only guess at her age. Which would put her birthday around this time of year. I picked valentines day because, well, I’m single and need something else to celebrate today, ya know? So we celebrate my girl each year!

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Impression Obsession came out with a couple cute stamps – My Best Friend, and Love Language –I wasn’t sure what size they were when I ordered them, but Love Language is a little bigger than My Best Friend – so I ended up making a card with a foreground stamp and background stamp by stamping “off” the first pass of ink on the background image. That way it only stamped a little of the ink, and made it lighter in the background.

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

If you need to see the colors from my palette, check out this post.

This is probably us today….. mud and smiles!

Watercolor palette:

  • Nickel Azo (EH DB)
  • New Gamboge (EH DB)
  • Aussie Red Gold  (EH DB)
  • Yellow Ochre (EH DB)
  • Burnt Sienna  (EH DB)
  • Burnt Umber (EH DB)
  • Perylene Maroon (EH DB)
  • Anthraquinoid Scarlet (EH DB)
  • Pyrrol Scarlet  (EH DB)
  • Quinacridone Rose (EH DB)
  • Imperial Purple (EH DB)
  • Moonglow (EH DB)
  • Cobalt Teal Blue (EH DB)
  • Iridescent Electric Blue (EH DB)
  • Cobalt Blue (EH DB)
  • French Ultramarine Blue (EH DB)
  • Phthalo Blue GS (EH DB)
  • Indanthrone Blue (EH DB)
  • Serpentine Genuine (EH DB)
  • Sap Green (EH DB)
  • Green Apatite Genuine (EH DB)
  • Perylene Green (EH DB)
  • Payne’s Blue Gray (EH DB
  • Neutral Tint (EH DB)

ICYMI

ICYMI

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)…..my guest post at MFT on Friday is a watercolor video featuring Mice Time to Celebrate; blog post is HERE. Video:

Sketch Series

Each day of Black History Month, I’ve been posting sketches – and learning a ton myself along the way! Follow along on Facebook, or visit the whole collection HERE.

Bible Journaling

For new followers on my blog….I have a few things that Bible Journalers may not know about:

  • A blog of inspirational posts – mostly about my mental process when journaling, but sometimes including other tips too!
  • A weekly tutorial video every Sunday morning.
  • Galleries of finished pages, sketches, and videos.
  • This morning’s video uses acrylic paint, not a common medium for me:

Snowmageddon has struck!

Mother Nature is tossing snowballs at us! Fortunately I have videos in the queue and blog posts scheduled, so even if I lose power during our snowstorms all week, you should still get content. Hopefully one loss of power (yesterday) was enough! But we have so many trees in WA that they take out power lines in storms like this when they happen. The weather forecast shows days of snow ahead!

I talked my friend into walking to church with me — we tried for a selfie with the empty parking lot behind us…..

Pups are LOVING the snow!

That’s about it for today….see you with a video tomorrow!

Whimsical Panda Mail

Whimsical Panda Mail

Is it already February? I don’t have my valentines made, EEEP! But these lil panda bears are TOTALLY helping me out in getting rolling.

The Lovely Pandas from Gerda Steiner were so adorable, I just had to buy them….I painted them as black and white pandas…but wouldn’t they be cute as rainbow pandas too?

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

When doing a masked scene like this, start from the bottom and work your way upward so everything looks like it’s “behind” everything else. The little panda that only has a head and paws – you’ll need to ‘hide’ the straight lines to make them look like they’re really full bodies.

Blog note for Wednesday: a ‘flash’ giveaway of some valentines stamps! Be sure to set an alarm on your phone and pop back over to qualify to win!

-ONLY FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS FREE STAMPS

Painting round things

Painting round things

Worst post title ever, eh? Will anyone ever google “how to paint round things”???

laughing at myself….

Sometimes I see stamp sets and a teaching idea jumps right into my brain! These two sets by Avery Elle – Stuck On You, with the cacti, and Some Bunny with the balloon and bunny.

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

In stamping these images, I did the little cactus and bunny first, then masked the cactus and added his little cactus buddy and the balloon.

Let’s hope bunny’s balloon stays airborne – or there is going to be one giant POP on the way!

Copic version….

Painted Crocus Garden (Pretty Pink Posh hop)

Welcome to my stop on the Pretty Pink Posh hop! Paulina is celebrating 5 years – she’s just 6 months behind me, I just realized we started our businesses half a year apart!

My project uses the Crocus Flowers and Courage sentiment – in loose loose watercolor! If you’ve struggled with loose painting, I’ve got some encouragement in the video that might shake you from being so tight!

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

https://youtu.be/8ge6-pSJjXM

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.

Paint a loose background – then if you paint out of the lines it really won’t matter at all. It’ll just be some extra pretty splatter!

If you need something different to shake you up creatively, try a different format for a card – long skinny, 5×7, something other than your usual!

Be careful using gouache-tupe pigments that are opaque or semi-opaque; if they cover the black stamped lines, use the paint in a thinner fashion. “Tea” as we’d say in Watercolor Jumpstart Class!

Visit the class HERE

Public Service Announcement: A follower recently mentioned something odd going on with purchasing Daniel Smith paints at some Michael’s stores – forcing customers to buy multiple tubes of a color in order to get a particular price, saying the manufacturer requires it. That sounded too weird, so. I checked in with my friends at DS; they hadn’t heard of this, but are tracking down the source to be sure that stops. If you’ve had this experience at a store, can you email and let me know?

(thank you!)

Bloghop

Of course you’ll want to leave comments on the blogs for prizes right? Paulina is giving away $25 gift certificates to NINE people who comment during the blog hop.

NOTE: another post (no video) will be live at 9…be sure to pop back in!

Bob Ross Card!

Bob Ross Card!

Happy New Year! I promised you something fun on Wednesdays….this week – it’s a gift I received from a student! (Thank you Nichole!!) She sent me a cute little stamp set from Kindred Stamps – Happy Trees!

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.

I made a card and took a few pics along the way….I made my own tv set (or computer monitor!) for Bob to appear on!

I started by diecutting the frames needed from a piece of Arches Cold Press, using MFT stitched dies. My tv ended up with stitches, but I’m ok with that.
In the “screen” rectangle I set up ol’ Bob in my MISTI and stamped him in Versafine ink.
I drew in my own easel and canvas….
And started painting! Bob’s face is a mix of Yellow Ochre with Burnt Umber. I painted right through his hair since it would be painted over with darker colors anyway.
Bob’s hair is a mix of Burnt Umber with Neutral Tint.
I looked at some of his videos and they often had a simple dark background – I opted for Paynes Blue Grey and then added happy trees to the canvas.
I nested the finished painting (with a cute plaid shirt!) into a window the same size that I diecut into a “wood” panel that’s just been painted browns.
I colored the tv frame with Copic black marker – just so it’d be good and black.
The back of the tv got some Be Creative tape, and a piece of acetate. Then more tape so I could add it onto the card.
I built a “stand” out of watercolor scraps cut down with scissors and colored with Copic black as well. Sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of painted watercolor paper, then popped onto the card.

Nichole also sent some cute magnets….got to LOVE Bob Ross, right?

And just in case….

….you need something to make you smile, did you know Bob Ross has a YouTube channel where they’ve been uploading his shows?

New free class

It’s not a traditional course – it’s 40 days of prayer prompts, verses, worship videos, and a sketchbook sketch (not outlines) to encourage prayer, fasting, and art (though Bible journaling is not required). Whatever day you sign up is your “day one” and each consecutive day is then made available to you after that. Sign up here.

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