Hi! Watercolors are something that I’ve always loved the look of. I mean just look at the image above – it makes my heart happy. Here’s another example of me playing with watercolors – practicing, really and enjoying it!
This year, the gifts I gave to teachers and staff at my son’s school were notebooks that I got through Pick Your Plum. These were ready for decoration and I used different ways to decorate them. My watercolor projects involve die cuts that I have watercolored with Distress Stains and Inks as well as Gelatos.
I am sharing this project in Pretty Pink Posh’s Watercolor Blog Hop!
We are giving this to a teacher who both of my kids couldn’t get enough of. She was in charge of the enriched programs and my kids really loved every minute they had with her. I thought this wise, but calm owl, was perfect for her patient ways.
I used a die cut from Miss Kate’s Cuttables for this scene that I cut out of watercolor paper. I then used Distress Stain (mowed lawn and mustard seed) or Ink (tea dye) mushed onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and picked up with a water brush to “paint” the image and background (this is my go-to way to watercolor right now.) I also used Gelatos for the pink on the flowers. I rubbed the Gelato onto my craft mat and then wet the color with the brush and painted it onto the image. I kept this image very soft (except for the yellow) and love how it turned out!
I have done watercoloring with other inks, too. All dye inks can be smooshed onto a craft mat (some inks can be smooshed onto their own lid) and picked up with a waterbrush to get that watercolor look.
I hope you’ll give watercoloring a try and join in the hop! I’d love to see what you create!
Thanks so much for stopping by!