Category: Watercolor

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 3 – Die Cut Brush Calligraphy Canvas Art

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 third project is a piece of encouraging wall art, using glitter card stock to cut out custom brush calligraphy using a Silhouette Portrait machine.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 2 – Paper Floral Wreath

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 second project is “spring” themed, using metallic card stocks to make a paper floral wreath that can brighten any home decor space.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 1 – Sympathy 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!

The first project is based on our favorite “Sending Good Vibes” sentiment. We ended up making two cards and loved the whole process.

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Mixed Media “Word” Series Part 2 – “Chaos” – Video

Continuing this series with the word “chaos” for inspiration feels about right when considering the state of the world at the moment. I just sort of went with it.

I had grabbed this hardcover book about the cinema at a used book store for a dollar – the spine was coming away so I gutted it with the intent to make a new journal. That part is in process, but the gutted part I saved for such projects as these.

I knew I wanted to submit this piece to a local show and mostly wanted to focus on making it look and feel cohesive. I experimented with layering mediums that I don’t normally layer and some happy accidents occurred along the way.

For those interested, I promise to update if/when this or any of my other pieces make it into a local exhibition. I have been working on some other things behind the scenes..!


 

 

To shop some of the items used while making this mixed media piece, check the links below:

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“You Are My Stars” Watercolor & Hand Lettering Card Design

il_570xN.1061798686_pxgyAs Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I thought I would show how versatile our Custom Tie Dye Galaxy Greeting Card listing can be.

Because the idea is to start by masking off a shape and some splatters that will eventually give a “galaxy” effect, we can really start with any basic shape. One client was celebrating an anniversary and asked for a heart shape, which turned out super cute! We played with the color concentration a bit during the painting process and the effect turned out differently than our other examples, which turned out to be a fun and original twist.

In the video below we wanted to show how our triangle design can be utilized to showcase any sentiment you can imagine. Not only is lettering easy to incorporate, but illustrative elements can be added as well.

I hope that this peek into our process of creating original custom cards shows how much time and dedication goes into each and every detail. We sincerely love working with our clients to deliver services that create lasting memories.


 

To shop some of the items used while making this piece, check the links below:

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Mixed Media “Word” Series Part 1 – “Life” – Video + Work for Sale

Welcome to a series that will be taking place on the Pigmentology blog and Youtube page, where we will publish a process video and advertise a listing for the finished piece.

This series will focus on various mediums at once, so I’m putting it under the “mixed media” blanket, though there will be a definite focus on watercolor techniques.

For the first piece, I picked the word “Life” as it seemed like a sufficient word to start with. I have a hard time with overthinking and setting some sort of parameters, or introducing a starting point/theme, is often helpful. I actually compiled a whole list of words to choose from, but you’ll be seeing each theme as the videos are revealed.

My plan is to go into the process without much planning except to stick to the theme. The goal is to try to think as little as possible. As soon as I start thinking to much, I stand up and walk away. (I actually finished this piece within a few hours, but over the course of a couple days.)

In the end I was quite happy with my progress and excited to see where this series takes us!

If you’d like to buy this piece, it is for sale on our Etsy. If there happens to be a demand for more than the original, I will be happy to make prints.


 

 

To shop some of the items used while making this mixed media piece, check the links below:

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Bloom – Watercolor Hyperlapse & Original Piece for Sale

As we have been working out the kinks regarding the best way to get out content and promote our works for sale, I think we’ve reached a bit of a solution!

Currently juggling lots of different goals and technology-related issues (why is it that all at-home printers are notoriously horrible?) but ultimately, looking to bring you more hyperlapse process videos that can connect you straight to a piece for sale in our shop.

We hope you enjoy watching us work as much as we enjoy the process of putting pigment to paper. Look out for more updates in the coming weeks, especially as the holidays approach!

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Detroit Wildflowers Watercolor Process and Digital Prints

detroitprintprocess1We knew from the beginning that we wanted to submit a piece to Artworks Detroit that spoke to the pride of living in and around Detroit.  Our vision came from the way empty yet overgrown fields in the city can invoke all kinds of feelings in those who happen upon them.

detroitprintprocess2After selecting a canvas that had been properly treated to accept watercolor, we traced on the letterforms using guidance from a very old set of die-cuts and used masking fluid to keep them white while painting around them. At different stages of the painting process the masking fluid was lifted to paint over the letters or to check to be sure the contrast was coming through appropriately.

The whole process was quite an experience, as we’d never used a watercolor canvas before and it performs much differently than regular paper. But we are quite happy with the end result and are hopeful it will sell at auction so that the proceeds will go towards those in need.

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If you’re interested, digital prints of this artwork are currently available in 8.5×11 format through our Etsy. If needed, we can always add more sizes or options – just let us know if that’s something you’d like!


 

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