Category: Watercolor

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Traveler’s Notebook Art Journal Process/Tutorial – Spread 2 – It’s Okay

Continuing on with my traveler’s notebook insert dedicated to art journaling, next is a spread using up a ton of paper scraps I have been hoarding. Most of them are left over from the coffee card set that was recently finished.

(I hope to record my process every time I open this insert, so be on the look out for more videos in this series in the coming months.)

Continuing on with the collage style, I started off-camera by throwing down a bunch of graphic washi tape and gesso with a palette knife. The rest sort of just built from there. Various paper scraps and a fluid acrylic “planet” created a mountain landscape and fantasy land. I love using my typewriter to create original titles for mixed media work. I had a lot of fun using watercolor pastels, too.

Please enjoy the process video below. Materials are listed in the tags on this post, as well as on-screen as they are being used.

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Let It Grow – Products added to Redbubble

Trying to get into the habit of adding our artwork to Redbubble whenever possible! There are so many great products available to put our artwork on.

Below are a few favorite items, but there are many more to choose from. Just go to our shop here or select one of the items we feature here to be brought to the shop.

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Traveler’s Notebook Art Journal Process/Tutorial – Spread 1 – Let It Grow

Decided it’s about time to put that traveler’s notebook we made to good use and start filling it with some art journaling!

I hope to record my process every time I open this insert, so be on the look out for more videos in this series in the coming months.

This layout is setting a precedent for the kind of style I’m going for – collage, vintage ephemera, florals, muted colors with pops of brightness. I may deviate from these things a bit but I am definitely into seeing what I can do to keep this TN insert visually cohesive. I may try to focus on a different style from insert to insert. I think it might also be interesting to set “rules” for an art journal, or guidelines to work from. Something to remember for later.

Please enjoy the process video below. Materials are listed in the tags on this post, as well as on-screen as they are being used.

CutCardStock Design Team Project 13 – Thanksgiving Reverse-Pattern Fall Leaf Watercolor Card

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our thirteenth project is a watercolor thanksgiving card you can make without any die-cutting .. just draw out a simple leaf stencil to design a pattern you can cut with an exacto. Enjoy!

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 12 – Anniversary Card – Ivory on White with Crayola Watercoloring

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our twelfth project features white and ivory card stocks, crayola watercoloring, floral stamping, and brush lettering – as always! It’s a delicate and simple DIY project.

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Pigeon Watercolor and Brush Pen Illustration Speed Paint

I think we all could use more reasons to unwind. Watercolor and all things pigment-based are my therapy. Sharing what I do with the world is also my therapy. Watching what others do can be so calming as well. You get caught up in their vibe that you get lost to the troubles around you.

Well, here’s to you getting caught up in my vibes.

I made this little pigeon babe for my Mother in Law on her birthday. She loves pigeons. I know a lot of people don’t love pigeons, but she does, and I think that’s special. Because they really are beautiful, smart little creatures.

This pigeon is all the way across an ocean right now, in a good home. I had so much fun creating him and I hope you have fun watching me create him.

As usual, supplies will be listed on screen as I use them. I will also be doing something new where I list them all in the tags here on the blog as well. Because that’s probably a thing that would be good to do!

Thanks all, looking forward to lots more fun things on the horizon. 

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 11 – Birthday Cards – Watercolor Smooshing and Gel Crayon Stenciling

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our eleventh project is a set of birthday cards, using Neenah Classic Crest ivory card stock and Curious Metallics once again. We are also using the watercolor smooshing technique, gel crayon stenciling, perfect pearls, and sequin embellishments. Enjoy!

Fast & Loose Wet On Wet Decorative Rose Watercolor Speedpaint

The process part of this video has been sped up 450%.

I am using a DIY watercolor palette I made from a plastic box and waterproofed foam core, Winsor & Newton cotman tube paints, various brushes as listed on screen, and Canson XL watercolor paper taped to a dollar store cutting board.

Just looking to have fun and splash around in some color. Hoping you enjoy the process!

Any questions, requests for commissions or custom orders? Feel free to hit up the Etsy shop, or fill out a request on our project estimate form.

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CutCardStock Design Team Projects 4 & 5 – Cards for Mom and Dad

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

The fourth project is a black glitter paper and vibrant watercolor card using a sea salt technique that creates interesting texture. It also features a hand-lettered greeting.

The fifth project featured here is a Father’s Day card, using Basis card stock, a score board, and mini ink cubes to create a DIY wood texture for a masculine style.