Friday, January 29, 2016

Take time to reflect on your journey.....

Happy Friday! Just a few more cards today then I'm off and running again.  I'm far from where I want to be with my watercoloring skills....I would love to be at that point where I can master it, but watercoloring is hard, it's probably one of the hardest mediums to work with ~ in my opinion.  It takes lots and lots of practice and I will definitely be practicing more.....but this sentiment that I used on this card - I think states it perfectly how I feel....it's truly the 'journey' and progress:


I've also been playing with different types of ink to see which ones work best.....so much fun to explore and experiment.  Some inks I've found run and are too wet.  Often times I feel I don't have the right tip for the brush.  Right? We all lack some type of crafty tool that we want! ;)


So much more experimenting to do.  Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! xoxo

Supplies:
Distress Inks and Memento Inks.
Tim Holtz Watercolor/Distress Papers.
Sentiment: Impression Obsession and Hero Arts.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hello, Paintbrush.....

I dived into a lot of watercoloring today.....I put everything aside and pretty much just sat with my paintbrush, some distress inks, and swiveled it back and forth until I made some type of artwork. So much fun. Art therapy, such a soothing thing.  Now if you know me, you know that I rarely dabble in red, but I decided to do a bolder look first:


Then for the next batch below,  I used the softer, more delicate ink colors for a pastel combo:


I've been crazy over ranunculus flowers as of late, so yummy!! Would like to do a set of these in a frosty, sugar pink.  Just can't wait for spring when all the flowers really start blooming!


Supplies:

Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Paintbrush.
Watercolor paper.
'With Love' sentiment on top card: Hero Arts
Light green pearls.