Saturday, May 10, 2014

Have paints will travel

I am on the road and did not bring a whole lot of supplies. You don't truly appreciate your dedicated work space until you don't have one. If I had to haul out my stuff every time I wanted to create, there would be a lot less creations. That said.. Continuing on with day three of watercolor class and creative stamping.


I did not bring any sentiments figuring I could create the cards when I got home. The watercolor on the left was created using a hydrangea stamp with distress markers. Since I had no acrylic block I had to use my craft sheet. I created a rectangle with evergreen bough then spritzed with water then laid my strathmore paper on top to get the background. Once it dried... No heat gun here... I colored the stamp with 3 purples, two greens and one huff and stamped the image. Using a paintbrush and water I pulled the colors and added a few additional here and there.



On day 4 I followed Shari Carroll's video to create a stamped image in watercolor using distress markers then left it alone to dry. I used red, orange, yellow, green and peeled paint. The top image was the first stamp and lower was the second. I have to agree, once dried, the second stamping came out best.

I will use both of these to create a card when I get home.

I especially like the way the peeled paint distress marker makes the bottles appear translucent.




  1. Oh my. Wow. These are seriously gorgeous!! You must have previous watercolor experience!!! I am in awe :)

  2. Just love your cards... especially the bottles! Isn't this class great??

  3. love the bottles images, beautiful use of technique from class! :)