Friday, September 17, 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

Pearlescent Watercolor Peacock

 As soon as I finished a Pearlescent Feather, I knew right away, I had to do the Peacock on the same Stonehenge cold press black watercolor paper, with the same Fine-Tec Pearlescent Watercolors. I used the Peacock tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make art. It came out spectacular!


 I was looking for something new and different to paint using my Fine-Tec Pearlescent watercolors. I came across the Frugal Crafter, Lindsay Weirich's Metallic watercolor tutorial using black watercolor paper. It's a fun and easy Peacock Feather tutorial. Many different mediums can be used to complete this project. Instead of the metallic watercolor that Lindsay used, I substituted my Pearlescent set. It was fun and in this way I saw how these beautiful paints look on the Stonehenge cold press black watercolor papers. They look fabulous and helped me to decide on the very next project for my Pearlescent paints.

I love playing with these lovely paint sets and can't wait to try another painting.


Friday, September 10, 2021

Metallic Floral Watercolor

 This "Metallic Floral," is from a tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make Art.

I had been wanting to try this tutorial for awhile. My set of metallic watercolors from Michael's had gone from bad to worse yet! I really wanted to buy the set Sarah used in the tutorial, but I couldn't find it locally and didn't get around to ordering it online. 

I finally got a chance to get to Hobby Lobby. Well, although that set was online at Hobby Lobby, it wasn't in the store. I was disappointed, but decided to try something else, a Metallic Semi-Moist Color Cake set by Master's Touch. It doesn't say it's watercolors on the package, but that's how you use it! There are 24 luscious colors!

That evening I got out my supplies and began to follow Sarah's tutorial. I drew the flowers on black Stonehenge cold press watercolor paper using a white Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer pencil. I dropped water into the paint wells that I planned to use and began to paint using the brush included in the set. 

I couldn't believe how smooth and creamy the paint was. I had to make myself stop painting, so as not to over work that which to my eyes at nearly midnight was a great piece! I still felt that way the following morning and so did my husband Sandy! Maybe you should try it!

I couldn't resist, here's another!



Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Marci's Summer Dress Card

 Today I'm taking a slight break from my watercolor painting. Summer is leaving most of the USA, but this is a digital image, that I really love. She is Summer Dress Marci, a digi stamp from La La Land Crafts.

I printed this little beauty on X-press It Blending Card and colored her using Copic Markers. Her headband and summer dress are pieced. I cut out the image several times and printed the stamp on Autherntigue "Stitches" scrapbook paper. The pieces were cut individually and adhered to the image.

I printed the sentiment on card stock and cut it with an embossing die.

I layered two pieces of different colored card stock on to a blank white Value Pack card from Recollections. I adhered the cut out image to the top of the card,


Monday, September 6, 2021

Covered Bridge Watercolor

This Covered Bridge tutorial by Paul Clark was such a challenge. I worked on it most of the day and I'm pretty happy with the finished piece.

I used Winsor Newton Cotman tube watercolors on Canson cold press 140 lb. watercolor paper. I enhanced the painting with a couple of General's Pastel Chalk Pencils.


Sunday, August 29, 2021

Mermaide's Tail Watercolor

 I've been wanting to do more projects on black watercolor paper, but I needed to find a good way to transfer drawings on to it. I finally found away "Saral" transfer paper!

It's very easy to use. You put the paper color side down onto the black watercolor paper. Place the drawing on top of the transfer paper. Use a pencil over the outline of the drawing, apply pressure to get the line as dark as needed.

This painting is from a tutorial by Cinnamon Cooney, the Art Sherpa. I'm terribly excited to show it off. It was such fun to paint with my Fine-Tec pearlescent paints and my Master's Touch metallic paints. Both sets of watercolors work so well on Stonehenge 140 lb cold press black paper.

Thank you Cinnamon Cooney for a wonderful tutorial!


Sunday, August 22, 2021

Autumn Sunset

 I'm not a spontaneous person. Planning is my thing, but after seeing wonderful works by others following this tutorial, I had to give it a try. This "Autumn Woodland" tutorial is by Paul Clark and for this lesson, there was no outline! It was just kind of follow the leader!

This woodsy sunset was painted using Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes on Canson 140lb. cold press watercolor paper. The painting was enhanced with a bit of table salt and the General's Pastel Chalk Pencils, and a bit of scratching with a craft blade helped the water shine.